Today we start off with a MOW train near the dog park.
We went to Davis in the morning to catch the arrival of the Chicago-bound California Zephyr. We got there before the CZ arrived, so here’s some searchlight signals.
That sign reads, “Danger METH Do Not Cross Tracks Until Train Stops”
The CZ arrived, carrying a special treat! AMTK 1761 is a former US Mail-car-changed-Amtrak-Budd-Baggage-Car. Recently Amtrak has been replacing their Budd baggage with Viewliner baggage car in the Phase III paint scheme, which clashes horribly with the Phase V locomotives and Phase IV cars.
P42DC 87 was trailing that day.158 was en pointe.
Here’s the baggage car with the door closed.
After the train left we proceeded to UC Davis, where I photographed this building.
The tracks run right next to the UC Davis campus.
The following photos are from the UC Davis campus.
Back at Davis station we have California car CDTX 8302 leading an Oakland-bound Capitol Corridor service.
I was surprised to see that Davis had an Amtrak map with every single station listed! Clearly this map was made before 2005, as it includes the Sunset Limited route between New Orleans and Florida.
Next post will be about the Sacramento RT.