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Rail Pass Trip
Photos similar to what I rode and encountered on a 1977 Rail Pass trip around the West. 12,500 miles in 16 days. $165 plus $39 for the Rio Grande.
Photo Album By: Tom Watkins
 
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Photo ID: 452543

Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder makes track speed entering the super-elevated curve coming into Lewiston,WI.. Someone had asked me if anyone complained about my aiming a camera at everyone I wor... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Lewiston, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 530
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Sep 23, 2013

Views: 3,794
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Photo ID: 448989

Amtrak SDP40F units 627 & 587 pull the eastbound SAN FRANCISCO ZEPHYR at Laramie. I was there waiting for the excursion behind Union Pacific 4-8-4 8444.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 627
Train ID: Amtrak 6
Photo Date: February 15, 1975


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Aug 26, 2013

Views: 3,540
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Photo ID: 448517

Amtrak's Empire Builder comes into the station stop at Portage,WI..

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 529
Train ID: AMTK 8
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 23, 2013

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Photo ID: 447393

Coming home for the last time --- as the sun was setting D&RGW's "Rio Grande Zephyr" Train 18 was arguably in one of the route's most popular locations --- Glenwood Canyon --- after departing Glen... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F9(A)
Location: Glenwood Canyon, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: DRGW 5771
Train ID: DRGW 18
Photo Date: April 24, 1983


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 15, 2013

Views: 2,425
Comments: 1

Favorited: 24

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Photo ID: 447333

Amtrak's westbound North Coast Hiawatha passing a Milwaukee Road work train at Watertown,WI. on its way to the west coast.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Watertown, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 573
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1974


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Aug 15, 2013

Views: 1,470
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Photo ID: 445266

Amtrak's North Coast Hiawatha passes the Milwaukee Road Portage,WI. round house departing Portage for the west coast.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 574
Train ID: AMTK 9
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Jul 30, 2013

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Favorited: 15
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Photo ID: 316072

The eastbound San Francisco Zephyr descends from the Sherman Summit toward Cheyenne in the afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Granite, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 628
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: April, 1977


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By: Jim Hinkhouse

Added: Mar 04, 2010

Views: 4,913
Comments: 1

Favorited: 25

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Photo ID: 291213

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6905
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: August 07, 1974


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By: Willie Davis

Added: Jul 19, 2009

Views: 3,249
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 251303

The Floridian makes a station stop at Lafayette on the old Monon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 415
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1977


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By: Mike Raia

Added: Sep 17, 2008

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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 224336

The southbound Southern Crescent is just north of Peachtree Station in Atlanta on its daily trip from New York. Every other day it would continue to New Orleans.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Locomotive #: SOU 6904
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: August, 1978


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By: Gary Morris

Added: Feb 23, 2008

Views: 5,311
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 209370

Amtrak's "Rainbow Era" was over by early 1975 as Amtrak #621 lead Train #6 over the Truckee River East of Verdi. The sixth car in the consist was one of SP's home-built dome cars.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Verdi, Nevada, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 621
Train ID: SF Zephyr
Photo Date: February, 1975


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Oct 31, 2007

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Photo ID: 185286

Ready head North to Cheyenne with #5, the Westbound San Francisco Zephyr is at Denver Union Station. At that time, #5 still operated over the UP from Cheyenne over to Ogden.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 628
Train ID: SF Zephyr
Photo Date: April, 1974


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Apr 25, 2007

Views: 3,551
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Photo ID: 171560

A pleasing sight was this matched set of four green E8s as the Claytor retro-paint brightened the new era of the Southern.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: SR 6913
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1972


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By: Martin K OToole

Added: Jan 13, 2007

Views: 2,910
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Favorited: 5
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Photo ID: 99481

Southern Crescent catches first light of day as it stretches out across Lake Hartwell after making a 6:35 a.m. stop at Clemson

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: April, 1977


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By: Ellis Simon

Added: Mar 29, 2005

Views: 5,768
Comments: 1

Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 88491

The northbound Southern Crescent probably somewhere in Alabama passing the "beautiful" kudzu.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: SOU 1
Photo Date: October, 1977


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By: Gary Morris

Added: Dec 23, 2004

Views: 3,227
Comments: 0

Favorited: 3
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