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AMTRAK began in 1972 and as of 2014 has been around  42 years! I began photographing Amtrak in the early 1990's and many of the scenes below are from the Mendota Area and vicinity.  Visit Amtrak.com and plan a trip today. The Mendota station is a fine place to begin your journey.

California Zephyr 1994 at Mendota
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Amtrak photo by Ray Tutaj jr

Amtrak at Mendota IL 1994
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Amtrak at Mendota in 1993
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Amtrak at La Salle along I&M Canal 1998
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A Special. I was on my bike, heard the horn, sounded familiar, but no way. Got the camera out , snap

Amtrak at Arlington Il June 2001
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The Grain Elevator is now gone.

Mendota Il 2001
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Amtrak Heritage units 145 and 42 at Princeton IL
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Photo by Ray Tutaj Jr.

Mendota IL with CBQ 4978
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Mendota 1994 Amtrak CZ
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The depot grounds sure have changed for the better. Total transformation and hard work by many!

Illinois Zephyr 1994 at Mendota 1st ave
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Mendota 2002 Illinois Zephyr
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Amtrak's IL Zephyr 1996 Mendota
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