Amtrak West sign came from the Amtrak offices at Los Angeles Union
Station. As I was in the first car I heard Marcos tell a story of
how the sign was at the Amtrak office for years and then it disappeared
early in 2011. It was removed from Los Angeles and taken to be
part of the display train.
In 40 years, Amtrak has had
various types of equipment. They started with inherited
locomotives and rolling stock from private railroads. There are 3
newer phases of equipment. Below, I see GG1, F40, Genesis and
The displays included seating and dining china and menus.
Period uniforms on mannequins are scattered throughout the train.
No transportation system could stay in business without advertising.