A bullet train between NY and LA in 2000? Possibly more like in 2100, hopefully by then America's obsession with cars and airplanes will have weakened, and the USA will have a nationwide high speed train system between cities as envisioned by this piece of art !
Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 passes the (now closed) Terminal Tower at the north end of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal on July 17, 2016. This is familiar territory for the 1927-built Baldwin Northern, which used to operate out of Los Angeles. The engine has come from its home at the Amtrak (former Santa Fe) shops at Redondo Junction, about five miles south of Union Station, in order to help Metrolink showcase its new EMD F125 diesel.
I must admit, I do enjoy a night shot of a building that has been thoughtfully lit. This is the sales office of the Union Pacific railway at 140 Pine Ave, Long Beach, circa 1940s. I love the font they used for “Road of The Streamliners and The Challengers” (which were types of locomotives.) I also find it interesting that they presented themselves as “The Progressive Union Pacific” – it appeared on a lot of their ads, too.