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Amtrak's Pioneer Route
Depicts 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 region without passenger rail service since.
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Photo ID: 764148

Having just met a freight train at Quinton, Amtrak's Pioneer blazes eastward along the Columbia River. Train 26's next station stop will be at Hinkle, site of Union Pacific's massive yard.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Quinton, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 393
Train ID: NRPC 26
Photo Date: September 01, 1990


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 23, 2021

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Photo ID: 763322

Train 26, the Pioneer, departs Portland for Salt Lake City. The train carried a through coach and sleeper for Chicago. Demolition of the depot yard is underway, and a sign advertises the condos t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 390
Train ID: NRPC 26
Photo Date: October 23, 1988


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 15, 2021

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Photo ID: 762378

Having just passed the NPSEZ at Meno siding, Amtrak's Pioneer blazes west through the Columbia River Gorge. Train 25's next station stop will be at Portland.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Meno, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 315
Train ID: NRPC 25
Photo Date: May 05, 1990


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Feb 06, 2021

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Photo ID: 693494

With the 1980s version of the Seattle skyline in the background, Amtrak's Pioneer gets underway out of King Street Station, bound for Salt Lake City and a Chicago connection.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 225
Train ID: #26, the Pioneer
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 676440

The Pioneer heads west along the Columbia River on a summer afternoon.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: The Dalles, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 398
Train ID: NRPC 25
Photo Date: August 12, 1995


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Nov 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 658462

Amtrak 405 leads the eastbound Pioneer around the curve and into the community of Meacham in the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Meacham, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 405
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: June, 1988


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By: James R Doughty

Added: May 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 658208

While going for a cab ride in UP 3416 over the Blue Mountains, we stopped in the siding to meet the eastbound Amtrak Pioneer. It was a beautiful day and a lot of fun to ride on this Intermodal hot... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: North Powder, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3416
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: June, 1988


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By: James R Doughty

Added: May 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 652139

The Desert Wind / Pioneer is heading up Utah's Echo Canyon early in the morning.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Echo, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 314
Train ID: AMTK 26
Photo Date: May 04, 1992


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By: Steve Ellis

Added: Mar 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 645866

The eastbound Pioneer tiptoes through a derailment site on Union Pacific along the Columbia River. That is the east end of Burlington Northern's yard at Wishram across the river.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: The Dalles, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 399
Train ID: NRPC 26
Photo Date: January 20, 1991


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Jan 25, 2018

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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

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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: 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

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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

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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

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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: 2,530
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