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George_Harris
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Re: Amtrak "Heritage" baggage cars
 
« Reply #20 on: Sep 25th, 2015, 10:22pm »
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on Sep 24th, 2015, 10:15pm, McAdoo WG wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Both classic and nostalgic is this view of Train #6 (no photo location given) taken in 1972.
 
Would love to see such as consist on AMTRAK rails today.....
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-trn06cca.jpg
 
(courtesy: fallenflags.org)

Ah, yes.
 
I missed the origin of Amtrak.  I was otherwise occupied being in that lovely southeast Asian vacationland.  Upon my departure from the Oakland Army Depot I decided to go to the Oakland Southern Pacific station rather than to SFO.  At that time the CZ ran 3 days per week, not daily.  Three things led to this decision rather than to fly directly back to Memphis:
1.  Just to take a train cross country  
2.  Avoid going past the wonderful people screaming "baby killers" to all military going into SFO
3.  Deciding I had used up all my luck on flying when, upon departure from Japan after a day's delay while they worked on the plane's engines, the pilot saying, "We will attempt a non-stop flight to Travis Airforc Base, California" which left me thinking "attempt"  if not successful where do you land?  There is not much land between here and there if the attempt does not succeed.
 
Anyhow, in this first year of Amtrak, we left Oakland with 3 SP cars, 3 UP cars, and 3 BN cars pulled by 3 SP diesels.  At Ogden the SP diesels were traded off for UP diesels, and in Denver for BN diesels, with the train doublling in length with cars mostly lettered CB&Q.  The whole operation was on-time or close all the way.


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McAdoo WG
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Re: Amtrak "Heritage" baggage cars
 
« Reply #21 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 12:41am »
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George:
 
Thanks for contributing!
 
Though not a "Heritage" baggage car photo, it indeed takes us back to the early "Heritage" era of AMTRAK.
 
Here we see a train at the P-C station at Metropark, NJ.
 
Note the ex-NP sleeper with its smaller CB&Q markings; certainly would love to go back in time and ride this now-classic consist today.....
 
"Mc WG"
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/np/np-sleep-kga.jpg
 
(courtesy: fallenflags.org)


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McAdoo WG
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 12:48am »
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Still in full NP dress, this smart-looking lounge car was snapped at Austin, Texas in 1979, eight years after Day One of AMTRAK......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/np/np-l6351csa.jpg
 
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McAdoo WG
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« Reply #23 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 12:54am »
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Denver, June, 1975.......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-b1059jpa.jpg
 
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McAdoo WG
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« Reply #24 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 3:15pm »
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A very atmospheric wintry scene at E. Palestine, Ohio, 1978.......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk01054cba.jpg
 
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McAdoo WG
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« Reply #25 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 10:03pm »
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A classic early-era "mixed consist" at Lamy, NM, 1973......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-b1270lra.jpg
 
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McAdoo WG
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« Reply #26 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 11:27pm »
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Washington DC, 1989 (note express car on far left)......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-be1000aga.jpg
 
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jmlaboda
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« Reply #27 on: Sep 26th, 2015, 11:33pm »
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Washington DC, 1989 (note express car on far left)......
 
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-be1000aga.jpg
 
(courtesy: fallenflags.org)
 

 
Wonder if this qualifies since it is not even from an American road... this is ex-VIA VIA 9643, exx-CN 9643, nee-CN 9263.  Right era though...
 
Rapido Trains is fixin' to offer these in N-scale... I'll bet they become best sellers.


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