Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I found this historic late 1960's era pre Amtrak passenger train photo from the Southern Pacific Railroad, at My Link Page Yesteryear Depot.Com, located to the right of Your computer screen at www.yesteryeardepot.com
The Southern Pacific Railroad operated many passenger trains, but by the mid 1950's, began to make many cut backs in service.
Gone was the colorful red, orange and black "Daylight" color scheme, replaced by a much simpler silver with a red letterboard color scheme. The S P's diesel locomotives, began wearing an ugly but utilitarian gray with a red nose color scheme in 1958 as well. Although the Daylight color scheme was gone, the named "Daylight" passenger trains remained on the company passenger timetable. Southern Pacific passenger train # 99 "The Daylight Limited, is viewed at Paso Robles station enroute to San Francisco California in the year of 1969.