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RailPAC PHOTOS of the Month (March, 2013)

Here are 5 photos by RailPAC photographers. Click on each photo to see it full size! Contributions to this page each month are welcome. Send your jpg rail photos to RailPAC Photo Editor, at info@xg1.b3e.myftpupload.com

Noel at Riverside 3-2013

Riverside, CA, station on March 22, 2013. A long BNSF container train is on the double tracks in the middle. On the right is Metrolink Train 850, laying over an hour before it returns to Oceanside. On the left are the platforms for the trains going past Colton to San Bernardino, including Amtrak 3 and 4, the Southwest Chief. (Noel Braymer photo)

Hope, Arkansas, 5-99

Hope, Arkansas, station location on the UP in May, 1999. Amtrak began stopping the Texas Eagle at this 1917 ex-MoPac station after 20 years of negotiations for service on April 8, 2013. Hope is the hometown of former President Bill Clinton. A new platform has been constructed in the open space between the building and the tracks. (Russ Jackson photo)


Amtrak detoured the Coast Starlight through Altamont Pass, on the UP in the San Joaquin Valley and through the Tehachapis on several occasions in March, 2013. On this trip, March 15, Train 11 is climbing through the lush green terrain through the Tehachapi mountains, and the view is taken from inside the train. (Mike Palmer photo)

Ralph photo 2 at Colfax 3021-2013

Amtrak Train 5, the westbound California Zephyr arrives on time at the Colfax, CA, station on March 18, 2013. Sixteen coach passengers and two sleeper passengers got off here that day. (Ralph James photo)

Ralph photo 3 at Colfax 3-21-2013

On the same day, March 18, 2013, Amtrak Train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr arrives on time at Colfax. Note the concrete switch ties and rehabbed track. The platform edge has also been repaired and is in excellent shape. About a dozen passengers boarded #6 that day in a slow process with only one door open. (Ralph James photo)

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