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Amtrak's Desert Wind Route
Depicts Amtrak's "Desert Wind" service, which operated from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, via Las Vegas. Its discontinuance in 1997 left the lower Intermountain region, including Las Vegas, without any passenger rail service since.
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Photo ID: 679003

Another shot from the old print box. Amtrak #36, the Desert Wind rounding Sullivan's Curve in Cajon Pass. That “Pepsi Can” P32-8 looks pretty good to me. Scanned from a color print.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P32BWH (Dash 8-32BWH)
Location: Near San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 516
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: April 10, 1993


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By: Dick Ebright

Added: Nov 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 675076

Amtrak 289 leads the westbound Desert Wind through the snow flurries at Cajon Summit. Snow was not very common in Cajon Pass.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 289
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: November 11, 1985


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 674782

Union Pacific 3445 gives a helping hand to the Amtrak Desert Wind as it rolls westbound down Cima Hill towards Kelso, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Kelso, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3445
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: January 03, 1985


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 674339

A winter storm has dropped a light dusting of snow at Cajon Summit as the eastbound Amtrak Desert Wind breaks out of the clouds into a brief moment of sunlight.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 250, AMTK 224
Train ID: Desert Wind
Photo Date: December, 1981


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 674338

Union Pacific 3091 has stopped on the south main line at summit. Creeping up on the north main is Amtrak 221 leading the westbound Desert Wind. The Amtrak train will cross over from the north to... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3091, AMTK 221
Train ID: Desert Wind
Photo Date: January, 1981


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Oct 18, 2018

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Photo ID: 673314

Amtrak GE P40DC 810 leads train 35 the Desert Wind passing, Santa Fe C40-8W 936 at San Bernardino, California.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 810
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: November 24, 1992


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 672937

Westbound Amtrak train 35 the Desert Wind at Yermo, California.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Yermo, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 374
Train ID: Amtrak 35
Photo Date: November 30, 1991


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 646140

In January 1997, Amtrak train No. 35 approaches UP's concrete bridge over the Mojave River. The passenger train from Chicago rocks through a crossover as it comes up out of the yard and onto the b... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Yermo, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 31
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: January, 1997


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jan 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 581260

Neon in the Night

A Green Line train heading to the West Valley Central terminus on March 13th, 2015. As it approaches the Arena Station, it passes the venerable old Union Pacific p... (more)

Railroad: Utah Transit Authority
Locomotive: Siemens S70 LRV
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UTAX 1124
Train ID: Green Line
Photo Date: March 13, 2015


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jun 28, 2016

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Photo ID: 579360

The Desert Wind

Amtrak train #36, led by SDP40F 526 and F40PH 221, passes through Mormon Rocks in southern California's Cajon Pass on March 27th, 1981. This is the eastbound <... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 526
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: May 12, 1997


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jun 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 565129

Scooting along for a good trip through the sand and creosote bushes the "Desert Wind" seems lost in the vastness but provides a welcome change from the dozens of freights that ply this track daily... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 251
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: May 18, 1988


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 565095

On a beautiful clear cool spring day the westbound "Desert Wind" is all buttoned up and ready to accelerate.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: San Bernardino, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 234
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: April 07, 1987


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Feb 09, 2016

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Photo ID: 540368

Equipment for Amtrak's Desert Wind awaits a nocturnal departure from the Rio Grande passenger station in Salt Lake City on June 27, 1992.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 393
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: June 27, 1992


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jul 29, 2015

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Photo ID: 535294

Amtrak train #36, led by SDP40F 526 and F40PH 221, passes through Mormon Rocks in southern California's Cajon Pass on March 27th, 1981. This is the eastbound Desert Wind, which ran from Lo... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD SDP40F
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 526
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: March 27, 1981


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jun 18, 2015

Views: 7,051
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Photo ID: 525517

Amtrak's Los Angeles bound Desert Wind waits in Salt Lake City for its Chicago connection to arrive from Denver on April 24, 1993.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P32BWH (Dash 8-32BWH)
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 516
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: April 25, 1993


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By: James Belmont

Added: Apr 02, 2015

Views: 2,696
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