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Amtrak Coast Starlight : Oct 11 - 13, 2002
Los Angeles to Sacramento, California (Round-Trip)
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Northbound Amtrak Coast Starlight


Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT)

Amtrak Santa Barbara Stations

Unusual sequence of locomotives - photos take in Santa Barbara

Left: Roger Keilbach, Car Attendant of the 1430 Sleeping Car

Left: Todd Hood, Asst. Conductor and Karen Munday, (Conductor Karen or Train Princess!)
Right: Angela Lancaster, Our Sleeping Car Attendant (1431 Car)

"Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat" movie set can be seen from the train in Simi Valley

Front and rear of our train climbing the grade.

Left: Cows that blocked our train until they moved off the tracks.
Right: Sign on door at end of Dining Car closest to the Sleeping Cars.

    Northbound Amtrak Coast Starlight Consist:
  • 455-- F59PHI
  • 207--
  • 509-- Genesis (isolated)
  • 454-- F59PHI (isolated)
  • 1717- Baggage Car
  • 39024 1410 Superliner 2 Transition Sleeping Car (Crew)
  • 32082 1432 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Indiana)
  • 32111 1431 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Texas)
  • 32106 1430 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Pennsylvania)
  • 39973 Pacific Parlour Car
  • 38056 Superliner Dining Car
  • 33028 Superliner Sightseer Lounge Car
  • 34111 1411 Superliner 2 Coach Car
  • 34512 1412 Superliner 2 Coach Car
  • 34102 1413 Superliner 2 Coach Car


View From Our Sacramento Embassy Suites Hotel Room 205!

14th Annual Trainmaster Reception & Dinner
California State Railroad Museum and Foundation

Reception
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Sierra Scene

Porcupine Ragtime Ensemble
Hosted Wine Bar
Hors d'oeuvres

6:00 p.m.
Program: Past and Present of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Museum Theater

Catherine Taylor, Museum Director
Welcome and Opening Remarks

6:15 p.m.
Rail Town at the Beginning: The first years of Railtown 1897

Walter Gray (former CSRM Museum Director) was a frequent visitor to what is now Railtown 1897 State Historic Park during its earliest years of public operation. Walter will discuss his experience at "Rail Town 1897" in 1972, when regular steam-powered excursion train service was getting started.

6:30 p.m.
The Movie Railroad: Movies on the Sierra

As a long time Sierra Railroad historian, Kyle Williams Wyatt (Curator of Technology) will take a brief look at the role of this Mother Lode shortline and its equipment used by the movie industry, including our movie star locomotive, Sierra No. 3.

7:00 p.m.
Dinner
Museum Roundhouse
Porcupine Ragtime Ensemble

8:00 p.m.
Jim Cullen, Associate Director, CSRM Foundation
Paul Hammond, Director of Marketing and Development
Operated by California State Park since 1982 and with the assistance (since 1996) of CSRM Foundation, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park has seen a number of improvements and changes during that time. The newest initiative is a recently launched fundraising campaign to restore the Sierra No. 3 to operation.


Sierra No. 3 from "Back To The Future", "Peticoat Junction", and many other movies

Tonight's event was made possible in part by a generous donation from the
Sonora Winery and Port Works

California State Railroad Museum Foundation
111 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-322-8485 Fax: 916-445-5982
24 Hour Recorded Info: 916-445-6645
www.CaliforniaStateRailroadMuseum.org

Southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight


Left: Aaron Astrup, Dining Car Steward
Right: Cruz Madrid, Our Sleeping Car Attendant


Meg Collins, Onboard Chief

    Southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight Consist:
  • 141-- Genesis
  • 117-- Genesis
  • 1701- Baggage Car
  • 39035 1110 Superliner 2 Transition Sleeping Car (Crew)
  • 32093 1132 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Missouri)
  • 32072 1131 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Arkansas)
  • 32118 1130 Superliner 2 Sleeping Car (Wyoming)
  • 39970 Pacific Parlour Car
  • 38064 Superliner Dining Car
  • 33030 Superliner Sightseer Lounge Car
  • 34077 1111 Superliner 1 Coach Car
  • 34510 1112 Superliner 2 Coach Car
  • 34113 1113 Superliner 2 Coach Car
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