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Amtrak's Pioneer Route
An album featuring Amtrak's "Pioneer" service, which operated from Denver to Seattle, via Salt Lake City and Boise. The route was discontinued in 1997, thus leaving most of the upper Intermountain West region without passenger rail service since.
Photo Album By: WrongWayWhiskers (Ed)
 
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Photo ID: 606530

The last eastbound Pioneer rolls along the Columbia River. Someone in Seattle applied the "nose art" prior to departure that morning.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: The Dalles, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 323
Train ID: NRPC 26
Photo Date: May 10, 1997


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 12, 2017

Views: 1,350
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Favorited: 16

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Photo ID: 577217

Amtrak train 26, the Pioneer slows for its station stop at Vancouver, WA, passing BN's SW1500 of Frisco heritage (SLSF 326). The Pioneer had three more years to operate between Seattle, WA and Sal... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 377
Train ID: Amtk 26
Photo Date: March, 1994


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: May 21, 2016

Views: 1,547
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 508128

Amtrak 's Pioneer overtakes a Union Pacific freight at Nolin, Oregon. The train offered coach and sleeping car service between Seattle and Salt Lake City over UP trackage. The freight features a v... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Nolin, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 216
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: September 15, 1979


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By: Bill Edgar

Added: Nov 26, 2014

Views: 3,233
Comments: 1

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 485516

The recently inaugurated 'Pioneer' train from Seattle arrives at the end of its journey approaching the UP station in Salt Lake City on June 18, 1977.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 215
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: June 18, 1977


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jun 13, 2014

Views: 1,236
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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 469328

Independence Day '92 finds Amtrak's 'Pioneer' train No. 26 heading east through Mountain Green in Utah's Weber Canyon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Mountain Green, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 374
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: July 04, 1992


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 09, 2014

Views: 1,863
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Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 462956

The eastbound Pioneer is climbing Sherman Hill at Hermosa in this scene from 1991. Just ahead are the dual bores of Hermosa Tunnel--and then the final climb to the summit before dropping downgrade... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 384
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: September, 1991


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Dec 20, 2013

Views: 3,162
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Photo ID: 457484

Eastbound Pioneer rolls though Laramie and its classic western style downtown.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 295
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: January 26, 1992


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 04, 2013

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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 457481

Snow covers the ground as the eastbound Pioneer scoots over Sherman Hill.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Hermosa, Wyoming, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 295
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: January 26, 1992


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Nov 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 450835

Amtrak's Pioneer, train No. 26 glides east through Weber Canyon at Taggart.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Taggart, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 361
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: June 20, 1992


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By: James Belmont

Added: Sep 11, 2013

Views: 2,065
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 442591

Amtrak's Pioneer rambles east through Echo Canyon on June 20, 1992.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Echo Canyon, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 361
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: June 20, 1992


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 08, 2013

Views: 1,872
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Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 442118

When Salt Lake City hosted three long distance trains per day, a switch engine was on hand to add or subtract cars from the California Zephyr. Amtrak SW1 #736, nicknamed 'Lil' Toot', gleams in the... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 736
Train ID: Terminal Switcher
Photo Date: April 22, 1989


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 04, 2013

Views: 1,968
Comments: 3

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 425212

In November of 1986, Amtrak's California Zephyr, Desert Wind, and Pioneer long distance passenger trains were moved from the Union Pacific depot to the Rio Grande depot in Salt Lake City. A few we... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 22, 1986


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By: James Belmont

Added: Feb 16, 2013

Views: 1,603
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Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 414403

A Union Pacific SD60 leads Amtrak's 'Pioneer' train #26 east along the ruby red cliffs of Echo Canyon.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Echo Canyon, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 6003
Train ID: AMTK #26
Photo Date: August 28, 1993


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 10, 2012

Views: 1,967
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Favorited: 20

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Photo ID: 413639

During the middle of the day, Salt Lake City's Amtrak station at the Rio Grande depot was a great place to observe passenger train power laying over from the Desert Wind and Pioneer trains. Three ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 820
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 28, 1994


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By: James Belmont

Added: Nov 01, 2012

Views: 2,631
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Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 404697

Salt Lake City's Rio Grande passenger depot was a hub of activity when Amtrak's California Zephyr, Desert Wind, and Pioneer long distance trains combined into one for the journey east to Chicago. ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 305
Train ID: AMTK #36, #6, #26
Photo Date: July 13, 1987


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 29, 2012

Views: 4,283
Comments: 4

Favorited: 45

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