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Passenger Service on the Lone Wolf and Santa Fe
Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad

Passenger Service

 

There are now seven passenger trains which run on the Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad: Two long distance passenger trains, Amtrak's Southwest Chief, and Coast Starlight. Three Southern California Regional Rail Authority's Metrolink commuter trains and two Steam Excursions.
    Metrolink commuter trains share the rails with freight trains from San Bernardino west to Los Angeles.  In the future they plan on expanding service one town at a time heading east from Berdoo to Redlands, up to the north end, and finally out to the foothills and also up to the high desert to serve the ever growing number of long distance commuters. And Metrolink runs the Beach Train down through Orange County to San Clemente State Beach.
   Amtrak's Southwest Chief passes through in the evening on it's two day two night journey west from Los Angeles to Chicago.  It makes two stops on the scenic route, one in San Bernardino
, and one in the High Desert, before heading on east toward Chicago.  A return run passes in the other direction in the evening.  Once again it stops in San Bernardino and the High Desert, then heads west towards Los Angeles. Once upon a time before Amtrak, Santa Fe ran this legendary train, known for it's double-decker Superliner cars.  It was the way to travel between Chicago and the coast. The train is pulled by two AMD-103 P-42 locomotives.  The locos are Athearn and the cars are Walthers.  More cars will be added when the budget provides for them. The consist is in the following order:  Locomotives, sleepers, dinner, lounge, coaches, baggage coach and express box cars at the end.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight
usually runs along the coast but sometimes it has to be rerouted and when that happens it goes from LA through San Bernardino and then up the pass.
    The San Bernardino Historic Society runs steam excursions several times a year. They feature the restored Santa Fe 3781 and a rainbow of streamline coaches and observation cars from several western railroads. Also a steam excursion featuring The Jupiter, a Central Pacific, American 4-4-0, with old time passenger cars. Seems passenger service is making a comeback!

 

Amtrak South West Chief
Amtrak locomotive #32 leads the Southwest Chief across southern California

 

Locomotive  Athearn
EMD AMD-103 P42
amd02t.jpg
2
Locomotive  Athearn
EMD AMD-103 P42
amd32t.jpg Amtrak 32 locomotive
32
Coach Walthers
Superliner I Phase IV
a34087t.jpg
34,087
Coach Baggage Walthers
Superliner I Phase IV
a31046t.jpg
31,046
Diner Walthers
Superliner I Phase IV
Amtrak Dining Car
38,027 
Lounge Walthers
Superliner I Phase IV
a33020t.jpg
33,020
Sleeper Walthers
Superliner II Phase IV
a32054t.jpg
32,054
Sleeper Walthers
Superliner II Phase IV
a32069t.jpg
32,069
Express Box Car 60' 
(with F.R.E.D.)
Walthers
Superliner II Phase IV
Express Box Car with F.R.E.D.
71,148

FRED on the back of an Amtrak express box car



Amtrak Coast Starlight
Amtrak Coast Starlight

Locomotive Walthers
EMD F40PH
Phase II
Amtrak EMD F40PH Locomotive  272
272
Combine Tyco Amtrak Combine
Coach Tyco Amtrak Coach
Observation Tyco Amtrak Observation car

 

Metrolink
Metrolink locomotives lined up in San Bernardino

A pair of Metrolink trains wait in San Bernardino

 


Locomotive Walthers
EMD F40PH
Blue Line

Metrolink 800 Walthers F40PH

800

Locomotive Athearn
EMD F59PHI
Blue Line
Athearn Metrolink 877 EMD F40PHI
877
Locomotive Athearn
EMD F59PHI
Blue Line
Metrolink locomotive 885
885
Coach Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink coach 109
109
Coach Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink coach 139
139
Coach Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink coach 143
143
Coach Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink 145
145
Coach

Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line

Metrolink coach
Metrolink coach
Metrolink coach 161 Athearn
161
Coach Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink coach 200
200
Control Cab Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink Control Cab Passenger Coach
Metrolink control cab 608
Metrolink Control Suicide Cab 608 Athearn
608
Control Cab Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink control cab 618
618
Control Cab Athearn
Bombardier
Blue Line
Metrolink control cab 630
630

Steam Excursions
Arrowhead landmark in San Bernardino

Locomotive
ALCO
4-8-4 Northern

Santa Fe

Santa Fe 3781 steam locomotiveThe crew waves to the tourists
The cab is packed with Historic Society membersOil Tender for oil burning stream locomotives
3781
Coach

Union Pacific

Union Pacific coach
2004
Vista Dome

Southern Pacific

Southern Pacific vista dome
345

Vista Dome

Great Northern

great Northern Vista Dome 1322
1322
Observation Great Northern 1192 Corral Coulee Great Nothern Obsevation  Corral Coulee
Great Nothern Obsevation  Corral Coulee
1192 Corral Coulee

Central Pacific Transcontinental
Central Pacific passenger train
Another train in my collection is this Central Pacific passenger train featuring The Jupiter 4-4-0 steam locomotive.
Sadly I bought this on eBay as New but it was used and missing some pieces which were broken off.

Locomotive Bachmann Baldwin 4-4-0 America Standard Central Pacific Jupiter
60 "Jupiter"
Combine Bachmann Central Pacific Combine
8
Coach Bachmann Central Pacific Coach
3
Coach Bachmann Central Pacific coach
3

 

Lone Wolf and Santa Fe Railroad
Front Office - LWSF RR
Home Locomotives Rolling Stock Passenger Service MoW Track Plan Operation Lighting Sound Tips

 
Along the Line - Scenic Route - LWSF RR
Berdoo
West Side
North End
Foothills
Wolf Mountain
Sand Mountain High Desert Barstow
Super Chief east
Start the scenic tour by heading east ->>>
 

 

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