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6/27/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Gary Morris
Dates:10/10/1976 - 6/10/1990
Album Info:miscellaneous shots
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Casket wagon (in use) on the Lone Star
Title:  Casket wagon (in use) on the Lone Star
Description:  Ive seen these casket wagons in museums but this was the only time I saw one in use. The casket was unloaded off the baggage car on the southbound Lone Star at Temple,Tx. Some of you may recognize the Amtrak station manager in the white shirt on the right - Bert Dockall. He was the owner and did a fantastic job in refurbishing the ex-MP lounge/sleeper Eagle Cliff.
Photo Date:  3/10/1976  Upload Date: 7/4/2010 5:21:28 PM
Location:  Temple, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  387   Comments: 1
Amtrak E and SDP40F units
Title:  Amtrak E and SDP40F units
Description:  The two E units (looks like ex-UP) are being pulled off the northbound Lone Star at Cleburne,Tx. The Lone Star almost always used SDP40F units -- so the day before there must have been a problem with them as the Lone Star arrived in Houston with these two E units. The E's were used on the InterAmerican (a few serviced in Cleburne). SDP40F #510 and another ex-UP E will take the train north. The Lone Star never (at least I never saw it till this moment) changed power in Cleburne or anywhere else between Houston and Chicago (except for a unit added at Ft.Worth from the Dallas section).
Photo Date:  6/10/1976  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:30:00 PM
Location:  Cleburne, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 368(E8A)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
Dallas section of Lone Star
Title:  Dallas section of Lone Star
Description:  Picking up orders from Tower 55, AMTK 367 (ex-UP) has just departed the ex-Santa Fe, Ft. Worth station en route to Dallas with that section of the Lone Star.
Photo Date:  10/10/1976  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:49 PM
Location:  Fort Worth, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 367(E8A)
Views:  869   Comments: 2
Dallas section of Lone Star
Title:  Dallas section of Lone Star
Description:  The Dallas section of the Lone Star (cut off the main section at Ft.Worth) sits at Dallas Union Station. Most of the original tracks and platforms have been eliminated in the remodeling of the station site. That is the Hyatt Regency under construction to the left. Ex-Santa Fe 10-6 sleeper Pine Lodge (built in 1950)along with an ex-Santa Fe Hi-Level coach round out the consist. I believe the E unit was ex-UP.
Photo Date:  10/10/1976  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:33:58 PM
Location:  Dallas, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 367(E8A)
Views:  682   Comments: 2
Lone Star-Dallas section
Title:  Lone Star-Dallas section
Description:  Racing east between Ft.Worth and Dallas on Texas & Pacific trackage is the Dallas section of the Lone Star. An ex-Santa Fe sleeper and Hi-Level car were switched out of the main section at Ft.Worth (it continued to Houston). I believe the Santa Fe had a Dallas section from the Texas Chief but it took a different route to Dallas.
Photo Date:  10/10/1976  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:33:59 PM
Location:  Dallas, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 367(E8A)
Views:  921   Comments: 1
Amtrak SDP40F #629-584
Title:  Amtrak SDP40F #629-584
Description:  Steam generators working on a chilly day (pop off valves?) as these units pull into Union Station to be swapped out with the power on the soon to arrive San Francisco Zephyr.
Photo Date:  11/10/1976  Upload Date: 1/27/2008 4:27:09 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 629(SDP40F)
Views:  474   Comments: 0
San Francisco Zephyr
Title:  San Francisco Zephyr
Description:  Departing Denver passing through areas that have really changed over the years.
Photo Date:  11/10/1976  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:34:00 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 586(SDP40F)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
(2) San Francisco Zephyr
Title:  (2) San Francisco Zephyr
Description:  The baggage car is on the rear so it means this is the northbound Zephyr headed to Cheyenne. The passengers ride backwards to Cheyenne where the engines will be cut off and run around the train for a "normal" departure west.
Photo Date:  11/10/1976  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:33:59 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
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Views:  285   Comments: 0
San Fran Zephyr and Valparaiso commuter trains
Title:  San Fran Zephyr and Valparaiso commuter trains
Description:  Departing San Fransico Zephyr and Conrail Valparaiso commuter at Chicago. The Zephyr has 3 dome cars and 2 SP lettered baggage cars while the Valparaiso commuter train ( with ex-Pennsy P-70 coaches-blt 1926) is being pulled out to the yards.
Photo Date:  12/10/1976  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:42 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 636(SDP40F)
Views:  578   Comments: 0
San Francisco Zephyr on the CB&Q
Title:  San Francisco Zephyr on the CB&Q
Description:  The westbound 13 car San Francisco Zephyr is just east of Denver after its all night run from Chicago.
Photo Date:  3/10/1977  Upload Date: 3/25/2012 5:02:41 PM
Location:  Denver, CO
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  571   Comments: 1
Lone Star
Title:  Lone Star
Description:  The Lone Star is rolling fast northbound on the Santa Fe just entering Sealy. The train left Houston earlier that morning (65 miles by rail). It's hard to believe it has been over 26 years since any passenger service on this line.
Photo Date:  5/10/1977  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:43 PM
Location:  Sealy, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 523(SDP40F)
Views:  542   Comments: 0
InterAmerican
Title:  InterAmerican
Description:  Amtrak #203 (and a couple E units) on the InterAmerican at Temple,Tx. Northbound on the Santa Fe-the train was "slightly" overpowered for the 5 car consist. The F40PH were taking over so the days of the E units were numbered.
Photo Date:  8/10/1977  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:49 PM
Location:  Temple, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 203(F40PH)
Views:  490   Comments: 1
Loading mail on the Lone Star
Title:  Loading mail on the Lone Star
Description:  The main mail contract for the railroads ended in -I believe- 1967 but even in the 70s Amtrak era some mail was still being sent on its trains. Here, an almost daily occurrence as a truckload of mail is being loaded on the Lone Star at Houston before its daily departure for Chicago. The post office was next door to the station (site of the torn down in the 50s SP Grand Central station). Sometimes I saw two trucks loading mail.
Photo Date:  8/10/1977  Upload Date: 7/4/2010 5:22:57 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Station,Passenger
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Views:  166   Comments: 2
French Turbo
Title:  French Turbo
Description:  Amtrak French Turbo #59 eastbound to Detroit on ex-Michigan Central trackage.
Photo Date:  9/10/1977  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:44 PM
Location:  South Bend, IN
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 59(Turboliner)
Views:  1323   Comments: 1
Sunset Limited
Title:  Sunset Limited
Description:  Eastbound on the SP Sunset Route passing - what ended up being - the last manned tower in Texas (Tower 17). The foreground track is the Santa Fe Galveston line. North past the tower was the route of the Santa Fe Texas Chief and Amtraks' Lone Star
Photo Date:  2/10/1978  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:33:57 PM
Location:  Rosenberg, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 570(SDP40F)
Views:  631   Comments: 1
Ex-Santa Fe diner
Title:  Ex-Santa Fe diner
Description:  Another old car was this 1938 Budd built diner for the ATSF. Here it is on the Sunset Limited at Houston in March 1978.
Photo Date:  3/10/1978  Upload Date: 1/1/2013 3:27:16 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
ex-CZ observation on the Sunset Limited
Title:  ex-CZ observation on the Sunset Limited
Description:  Shortly after leaving the Houston station, the eastbound Sunset Limited is between the SP Hardy St shops and Englewood Yard. Ex-CZ observation Silver Lookout brings up the rear and adds class to the consist.
Photo Date:  6/10/1978  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 3:23:04 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Signal,Passenger
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Views:  232   Comments: 0
ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star
Title:  ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star
Description:  An SP GP9 and Cotton Belt caboose are tied up for the weekend as the Lone Star departs. The signal on the left is at the crossing of the Santa Fe at Tower 17. The low green means that #16 is lined up to transfer to the ATSF for the rest of the journey to Chicago.
Photo Date:  3/10/1979  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:29:51 PM
Location:  Rosenberg, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 3343(GP9R)
Views:  393   Comments: 0
ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star
Title:  ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star
Description:  This is the Lone Star at Rosenberg,Tx. From the books and info I have this was the only diner Amtrak had from the KCS (not in 1971 but purchased in 1974) Built in 1948 by ACF for the Southern Belle as the Old Plantation (current KCS diner Jackson is possibly this car?). I rarely saw this diner but was pleasantly surprised to see it on the Lone Star consist at Houston. Usually the equipment was ex-Santa Fe. I had to try it out so with the Sunday schedule at the time I took the Lone Star to Rosenberg (about 35 miles) had a great breakfast (still a few ex-Santa Fe chefs working) got off and waited a couple of hours for the eastbound Sunset Limited -- relaxed in the lounge back to Houston.
Photo Date:  3/10/1979  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:29:50 PM
Location:  Rosenberg, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Passenger
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Views:  421   Comments: 1
ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star - inside -
Title:  ex-KCS diner on the Lone Star - inside -
Description:  The inside had a different seating arrangement than normal. The couple looks like they are enjoying the breakfast (I know I did).
Photo Date:  3/10/1979  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:29:52 PM
Location:  Rosenberg, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  299   Comments: 0
Lone Star and Sunset Ltd
Title:  Lone Star and Sunset Ltd
Description:  The Lone Star (on the left) had arrived from Chicago a couple of hours earlier and will be serviced and cleaned overnight by the Amtrak crew based in Houston. This crew also watered the Sunset Limited (on the right) when it passed through town every other day. This was the westbound Sunset headed to Los Angeles. The dome on the Sunset was an ex-CB&Q car built by Budd in 1954 (the info I have says it ran on the NP North Coast Limited?). It was a 4 duplex single room-4 roomette-4 double bedroom car rebuilt in 1967 with a buffet under the dome. The dome seats were rebuilt as lounge seating. It looks like an ex-Southern sleeper back of the dome (the Southern Crescent was taken over by Amtrak a month or two before). This was probably the transcontinental sleeper (NY-LA).
Photo Date:  3/10/1979  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:30:04 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Night,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 528(SDP40F)
Views:  491   Comments: 0
ex-Santa Fe Picuris
Title:  ex-Santa Fe Picuris
Description:  ex-Santa Fe lounge Picuris. Possibly the oldest (or close to it) car aquired from the railroads by Amtrak was this dormitory-bar-lounge built in 1937 by Budd. It was used on the first lightweight consist for the Chief. I saw and rode it quite a few times on the Lone Star in the 70's.
Photo Date:  10/10/1979  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:45 PM
Location:  New Orleans, LA
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Passenger
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Views:  428   Comments: 0
Ex-CB&Q car
Title:  Ex-CB&Q car
Description:  Also in New Orleans was this Budd built ex-CB&Q dome dorm buffet lounge car (Silver Kettle) built in 1956 for the Denver Zephyr.
Photo Date:  11/10/1979  Upload Date: 1/1/2013 3:26:56 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  124   Comments: 0
Ex-Santa Fe cars
Title:  Ex-Santa Fe cars
Description:  Stored in New Orleans. The Picuris was one of the oldest cars Amtrak received from the railroads. A dormitory bar lounge built in 1937 by Budd for the Santa Fe. It was used on the first lightweight consist of the Chief. I can't read the number of the next car but it looks like an ex-Santa Fe dormitory lounge ?
Photo Date:  11/10/1979  Upload Date: 1/1/2013 3:27:06 PM
Location:  New Orleans - NOUPT, LA
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
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Views:  118   Comments: 0
ex-Santa Fe dome
Title:  ex-Santa Fe dome
Description:  Amtrak dome #9354 (ex-Santa Fe #504) on the Coast Starlight. Built in 1950 for the Super Chief with the famous Turquoise Room for private dining.
Photo Date:  12/10/1980  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:46 PM
Location:  Eugene, OR
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  869   Comments: 0
Amtrak football special
Title:  Amtrak football special
Description:  A special train with 16 hi-level cars (7 ex-Santa Fe). It was filled with Oiler fans going to New Orleans for Bum Phillips first game as coach of the Saints.
Photo Date:  9/10/1981  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:43 PM
Location:  Houston, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 358(F40PH)
Views:  477   Comments: 2
Street running for the Sunset Ltd
Title:  Street running for the Sunset Ltd
Description:  Amtrak #703 is leading the Sunset Limited. The SP New Orleans-Houston Sunset Route did a little street running in New Iberia as the Sunset is headed west. New Iberia is about 122 miles west of New Orleans.
Photo Date:  7/10/1982  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:47 PM
Location:  New Iberia, LA
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 703(P30CH)
Views:  1058   Comments: 0
Amtrak "Pumpkin" GP7
Title:  Amtrak "Pumpkin" GP7
Description:  Amtrak "pumpkin" GP7 (ex-L&N) #772 and ex-PRR caboose at Baltimore.
Photo Date:  10/10/1984  Upload Date: 4/29/2007 6:00:48 PM
Location:  Baltimore, MD
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 772(GP7)
Views:  613   Comments: 0
SP GP40-2 #7243 helps out the Sunset
Title:  SP GP40-2 #7243 helps out the Sunset
Description:  I guess the "pooches" were having trouble this day (no smoke from the first one). The eastbound Sunset Limited is near East Bernard,Tx (about 50 miles west of Houston). Except for the baggage and ex-Santa Fe hi-level ahead of it, it was all Superliner.
Photo Date:  11/10/1986  Upload Date: 11/2/2008 3:23:05 PM
Location:  East Bernard, TX
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  SP 7243(GP40-2)
Views:  401   Comments: 1
Amtrak at St.Louis
Title:  Amtrak at St.Louis
Description:  Just south of the Amtrak station and almost opposite Union Station this train is probably headed to Kansas City.
Photo Date:  6/10/1990  Upload Date: 6/8/2008 2:33:57 PM
Location:  Saint Louis, MO
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 249(F40PHR)
Views:  211   Comments: 1
Southwest Chief
Title:  Southwest Chief
Description:  The Southwest Chief is westbound with plenty of headend business.
Photo Date:  10/10/1994  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:30:06 PM
Location:  Gallinas, NM
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 515(B32-8WH)
Views:  383   Comments: 0
Southwest Chief
Title:  Southwest Chief
Description:  The Southwest Chief is westbound with plenty of headend business.
Photo Date:  10/10/1994  Upload Date: 6/28/2009 2:29:49 PM
Location:  Gallinas, NM
Author:  Gary Morris
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 515(B32-8WH)
Views:  425   Comments: 0


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