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RailPAC PHOTOS of the Month (November, 2013)

Here are this month’s photos by RailPAC photographers. Click on each photo to see it full size! Contributions to this page are welcome. Send your jpg rail photos to RailPAC Photo Editor, at Russ Jackson, Photo page editor.

How’s this for an historic photo? Is that really Mr. & Mrs. Leland Stanford speaking at the Caltrain 150th Anniversary celebration at the Menlo Park station on October 19, 2013? Photo by Bruce Jenkins.

Eastbound Amtrak Sunset Limited train 2 waits for westbound train 1 to pass at the west edge of Union Pacific’s new classification yard, under construction west of El Paso in October. Photo taken from the rear door window of the Texas Eagle sleeping car by Russ Jackson.

Union Pacific’s new double track project segment from Tucson west to Picacho opened in November, 2013. This photo, taken from the rear door window on the Sunset Limited Texas Eagle train 2 sleeping car in October, looking west, shows the construction was nearing completion. That is Picacho Peak in the distance on this cloudy Arizona morning. Photo by Russ Jackson.

Amtrak’s new first class Metropolitan Lounge at Los Angeles Union Station looks out to the tracks. Photo is looking east, by Russ Jackson

LAUS Christmas tree photo 2012
To commemorate the season, this is the Christmas tree in the waiting room at Los Angeles Union Station, in 2012. Each year a tree is displayed for arriving passengers to see. Photo by Noel Braymer.