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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: 767311

Amtrak Train 36, the eastbound Desert Wind, climbs Cajon Pass east of the Alray tunnel area.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 764527

Amtrak train 36, the eastbound Desert Wind, pauses at the station in Fullerton, California, on October 6, 1994. Amtrak Dash 8-40BWH 803 will power this five-car train on its trip from Los ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P40DC
Location: Fullerton, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 803
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: October 06, 1994


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Feb 27, 2021

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Photo ID: 751854

Running on the south track on Cajon Pass, the westbound Desert Wind is two hours into its journey from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City/Chicago.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Oct 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 743517

Departing the station in Pomona CA is Amtrak’s train 36, the Ogden UT-bound Desert Wind. On this day, a pair of F40PHs, 214 and 249, are in charge of this nine-car train. There is a lot... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Pomona, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 214
Train ID: AMTK 36
Photo Date: January 03, 1981


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 742678

Two-month-old Amtrak 50 is the first of a pair of P42DCs pulling a seven-car Desert Wind (train 35) around a curve in the Mojave Desert as the train heads toward Los Angeles from Ogden. Th... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Hodge, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 50
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: March 22, 1997


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 733890

The Desert Wind, has crested Cajon Pass, and is making the steep descent toward Los Angeles.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: Amtrak 291
Train ID: Amtrak 35
Photo Date: May 06, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 733780

Amtrak Train 35, the Desert Wind, descends Cajon near Alray at 11:40 on May 5, 1984.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Alray, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 253
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: May 05, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 727115

The Desert Wind pauses at Barstow, earthquake damage evident with the buildings.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PHR
Location: Barstow, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 280
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 1991


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By: Simon Barber

Added: Feb 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 715840

Passing a lone Joshua Tree on a bright and snowy January 1988 day, Amtrak train 35, the now-discontinued Desert Wind, threads its way through Cajon Pass's Mormon Rocks area on its way from ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 352
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: January, 1988


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Nov 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 688016

AMTRAK Desert Wind descending Cima Hill near Elora, CA.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE B32-8WH
Location: Elora, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 506
Train ID: AMTK 35
Photo Date: May, 1993


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By: Joe Blackwell

Added: Feb 18, 2019

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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: 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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