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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 and plan a trip today. The Mendota station is a fine place to begin your journey.

California Zephyr 1994 at Mendota
Amtrak photo by Ray Tutaj jr

Amtrak at Mendota IL 1994

Amtrak at Mendota in 1993

Amtrak at La Salle along I&M Canal 1998
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
The Grain Elevator is now gone.

Mendota Il 2001

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

Mendota IL with CBQ 4978

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

Illinois Zephyr 1994 at Mendota 1st ave

Mendota 2002 Illinois Zephyr

Amtrak's IL Zephyr 1996 Mendota

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