Powered by a Southern Pacific A-A-B-A F unit set, Amtrak Train 6 climbs the west slope of Donner Pass with a heavy train. The six Pullmans accommodated a large group of travel agents escorted by ... (more)
Amtrak was not yet a year old but the so called "Rainbow Era" was in full swing. Train #5, The San Francisco Zephyr led by SP power and an assortment of cars including one of SP's home built dome ... (more)
December of 1971, during Amtrak's first Winter, FP7 #6446 leads the San Francisco Zephyr out of the summit tunnel and protecting snow shed. This section of the original Central Pacific line was re... (more)
Amtrak's "rainbow" era was underway. SP 6446 would later become Amtrak #110.
Amtrak train #5, The San Francisco Zephyr, departing Truckee. The air temp was hovering around zero. Note the ice around the filler for the boiler water.
SP F7A 6446 leads an eastbound freight over the Western Pacific diamonds at Niles Tower.