Amtrak. You will see a SD40F, (SD40 base) instead of a F40PH, (GP40) in The some of these commercial. The SD40F was supposed to be Amtrak heavy locomotive and the F40PH was supposed to power lighter trains, kinda like the Genesis run the heavy trains and F-59phi run lighter trains.
The last computer screen reads "Good Morning Horst" which makes the engineer smile. Rather optimistic as especially in the first year of service he would more likely be welcomed by a grumpy voice saying "Failure"
"Railways are not intended to generate a profit, but to be a beneficial institution for the public." - Otto von Bismarck
Now let's REALLY go back in time: A 12 minute film reel for the all-Pullman ATSF Super Chief! Carried on cushioned springs by the finest GM F7 locomotives, the train of the movie stars ran til 1971. Did a brief stint as the Amtrak Super Chief before the Santa Fe, concerned about the lack of quality, forced AMTK to rename it to the Southwest Limited. Delivery of the new Superliner cars rescinded the naming restriction, but to this day it's the Southwest Chief.
Oh, what I'd give to see a warbonnet E or F unit pulling a passenger train!
ozglobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2830 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
Quoting N867DA (Reply 3): A 12 minute film reel for the all-Pullman ATSF Super Chief! Carried on cushioned springs by the finest GM F7 locomotives, the train of the movie stars ran til 1971.
Outstanding. What a shame to have lost the graneur of rail travel in the US. Germany have the excellent City Nightliner these days with similar sleeper cabins for Paris to major German capitals. Too far currently without enough HSR lines on German side (except Cologne and Frankfurt
When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.