of The Amtrak Cascades and
Once Proposed Los Angeles - Las Vegas Service
This page features many photos of the Amtrak Talgos, both inside and outside, from the Amtrak Cascades.
Also included are inside and outside photos of the Talgo trainset that was specifically built for the proposed
Amtrak Las Vegas Service! After that project was abandoned, that Talgo trainset was placed into service on the
Amtrak Cascades and the interior was redisgned to match the other Talgo trains on that route.
for photos of the new Talgo for the Amtrak Cascades visiting Los Angeles
on their way from the Pueblo Test Track back to the Pacific Northwest.
These photos were taken on November 21, 1998 by Sam Pottinger of
Sam's Steel Rails West.
for photos of the original Talgo Trains formerly in service. These are photos of both
the exterior and interior of the Talgo Trains from the Mount Adams
operating between Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. The photos also
show some scenery from Seattle to Portland and Amtrak's Metropolitan Lounge
in Portland. A locomotive that is the same size and shape as the other
Talgo passenger cars is also shown and was used on the trip that I took
on Amtrak's Mount Adams from Seattle to Portland. However, this type of
locomotive will not be used with the Talgo sets that Amtrak has purchased.
Instead, the F59PHI Locomotives will be used. See below.
for photos of the Amtrak F59PHIs that will be used to pull the Talgo Trains.
In the above photos that show the new Talgos being assembled, you will
notice that some Talgo Cars have sweeping crowns that rise above the
level of the other Talgo passenger cars. In each trainset, that car will be placed
between the F59PHI locomotive and the other passenger cars and this crown
will be used as a visual transition between the
shorter Talgo passenger cars and the taller F59PHI locomotive.
for TALGO Technical Information and "A Proposal to endorse TALGO trains for California,
Arizona and Nevada use by 2005" by the late Dr. Adrian Herzog, former Vice President for Research and
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