Amtrak operated a test train of Talgo cars from Los Angeles to San Diego, and this train is seen passing through Fullerton, led by Amtrak F40PH 229 and Metrolink F59PH 873. A new platform on the ... (more)
A contractor fuels the locomotives on the "Shasta Daylight 1990" special at Redding, California. The train would soon move into the passenger depot to entrain passengers for the return t... (more)
Amtrak explored the possibility of modern high-speed trains in the early 1990s, and leased two European electric trainsets for testing and revenue service on the Northeast Corridor between Washing... (more)
In the early 1990s, Amtrak explored the development of modern high-speed trains and leased two European electric trainsets for testing and revenue service on the Northeast Corridor between Washing... (more)
Unusual place for a high-speed train In 1992-93, Amtrak tested the Swedish-built X2000. The train was designed and built by Kalmar Verkstad (later merged with Asea Brown Boveri, Inc.) f... (more)
The 1984 edition of The Tulip Train is ready to depart Hammond for southern Michigan. Tom Golden photo.
An Amtrak test train passes through Dolton on the former C&EI.
Tom Golden photo.
On what I believe is one of the last runs, the GLE (or American Orient Express) heads west on the former Central of Georgia toward Birmingham. Once the route of some important midwest-Florida str... (more)
"Farewell to Amtrak GG1"excursion was sponsored by Lancaster and Philadelphia chapters, NRHS, using doubleheaded GG1 locomotives to pull the special train. The trip originated at Harrisb... (more)
"Farewell to Amtrak GG1"excursion was sponsored by Lancaster and Philadelphia chapters, NRHS, using doubleheaded GG1 locomotives to pull the special train. Trip originated at Harrisburg,... (more)
A pair of Amtrak F40PHs lead the X2000 trainset as it departs Chicago for its next station stop. Tom Golden photo.
A special demonstration Talgo run returns to Portland from Salem. The train is passing the timetable east end of Southern Pacific's Brooklyn Yard.
A pair of Amtrak F40PHs are parked at Joliet's Union Station as a part of the X2000 travelling display. Tom Golden photo.
Amtrak 342 flies white "extra" flags leading an Amtrak excursion sponsored by the Lancaster, PA Chapter NRHS northbound through Pine Creek Gorge, the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania&q... (more)
The "Parker Peavine Extra" performs a photo runby on the Fourth District of Santa Fe's Albuquerque Division. This train was a circle trip out of Los Angeles; on this day, the train was p... (more)