Featured Photos for 2008   December 31st, 2007

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Featured Photos for 2007   December 31st, 2007

Lordsburg's train "station" Sacramento station has a new entrance without gates, ticket machines, hassle for drivers. The new parking lot entrance has no gates, no ticket machines, no validation machines, and no more hassle for drivers.  It's still paid parking, but you deal with a human now!
A new covered bus arrival area with marked bus lanes and assigned slots for each bus. These Capitol Corridor trains with P-32 locomotives are refueling at the Sacramento station.  P-32s are backup locomotives used while the regular locomotives are being shopped.  Caltrans owns two, and another is on loan from Amtrak. sac-station-bus.jpg
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Rail PHOTOS of the Year, another look   December 24th, 2007

By Russ Jackson, RailPAC website Editor

The photos below represent the many of MY PHOTOS that appeared on this site during 2007. They are worth a second look! My thanks to the other contributing photographers this year, including Noel Braymer, Mike Palmer, Mike Barnbaum, and Bob Snow.

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Restoring more of the time taken away while the Union Pacific did maintenance of way projects in Nevada.
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SCHEDULE CHANGE, JANUARY 21, 2008
CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR: TR 5 ARRIVES EMY (Emeryville) 610P, 1 HR 15 MIN
EARLIER. TRAIN 6 CHANGES ARE MINIMAL.
Information from Amtrak, courtesy Ed von Nordeck.

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POLAR EXPRESS at the Rail Museum   December 10th, 2007

A Trip Report! By Robert F. Mac Donald

The California State Rail Museum ushered in the 2007 holiday season with cookies and hot chocolate. To the delight of kids, young and old, they were invited on board the Museum’s “Polar Express” at the old Central Pacific Depot in “Old Town” Sacramento, CA.

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California Amtrak Stats for November   December 9th, 2007

From Capitol Corridor Managing Director Gene Skoropowski

We have just received the November 2007 stats from Amtrak, the second month of the FY08 federal fiscal year.

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From around California and one that’s a bit different!

With MANY GREETINGS of the season from the RailPAC Officers, Directors, and editorial staff.

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