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I was in Puyallup, WA on St. Patricks Day doing some railfanning. The locomotive on the point of the Coast Starlight was #2007 as seen in the attached photo. It certianly stood out on such a drab day.

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It looks like (the CDTX reporting marks are for the California Dept. of Transportation) Amtrak painted an Operation Lifesaver engine for themselves. The motto on the nose--"Stay off. Stay away. Stay alive."-- is for OLI's no-trespassing program.


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The CDTX 2007 is a Capitol Corridor / San Joaquin Amtrak California Locomotive. I saw it running on the UP Martinez sub a few months ago. It was in regular commuter service. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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