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Back when Cotton Belt SD45T-2 was leading Amtrak

Back when Sony BetaMax Recorder was selling for $787; President Carter was debating Reagan on ABC; and "Guilty" by Barbara Streisand was on the top of music charts . . . remember?  It's October 1980, I was with my parents in Sacramento taking pictures of Amtrak Coast Starlight No. 11 led by Cotton Belt SD45T-2, and two Amtrak SDP40F units with Southern Pacific heavyweight business car "Oregon" bringing up the markers.  Nice!  Wish I was onboard the SP "Oregon."   Enjoy.

Reader Comments (2)

Well that business car would be a welcome addition to my SP roster here in N scale, but first we need the SDP40F's to pull the train!
Hint hint.
Great shots!
Brings back a lot of good memories on this end.
Thanks for posting those images.
June 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
October 1980? I had only been in Germany on my first assignment following Air Traffic Control school in the Army for a few weeks. Never thought then I'd miss SDP40fs! How about making some for us in N?
June 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

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