Amtrak San Joaquins

The original Amtrak San Joaquins operate several times a day between Oakland and Bakersfield Calif. This service is funded in part by the Calif Dept of Transportation.

In 1999 Caltrans funding became available to to add 2 Northbound and 2 Southbounds daily between Bakersfield and Sacramento. 

Dispatch of these trains is handled by the BNSF between Bakersfield and Stockton.
Pictured here is train 701 Northbound as it makes the transition from BNSF to U.P. control, for its final 50 mile run to Sacramento on the former Southern Pacific Mainline.

This train leaves Bakersfield shortly after 7:00am and makes several stops before arriving at the Stockton ACE station around 11:20 am, one additional stop is also made in Lodi.
When this service was established on Feb 19, 1999 it marked the first time Rail Passenger service was available between Stockton and Sacramento since the famed "Calif Zephyr" made its final run in March 1970.

In December 2006 the Sacramento Light Rail System was extended to the
Downtown Amtrak Station. I will be adding pictures of this system over the
 next several months.

  To see pictures of the Bakersfield to Sacramento Inaugural run on February 19,1999 just click Here

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