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Amtrak Cascades Christening Ceremony



Barry Howard, Ticket Agent at Seattle's King St. Station is standing in front of a F59PHI.

Talgo Pictures - Amtrak Cascades Christening Ceremony at King St. Station in Seattle.
Photographs taken by Warren Yee
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WashARP's Internet Director standing in front of the F59PHI
painted in the Amtrak Cascades Scheme.
A side view of Engine 467.
An outside view of the front "fin" car, housing baggage storage.
An outside view of the consist, starting from the coach car.
Another outside view of the consist, starting from the Bistro Car.
Another outside view of the consist, starting from the Custom Class Cars.
View of the Power Car from the Outside.
Another view of the power car from the end. Note the "Bat Wings."
WSDOT's Jeff Schultz answering questions to guests about the
equipment, while Amtrak West's Cyndi Darlington greets guests.
Jeff Schultz and Cyndi Darlington shakes hands.
Cyndi Darlington and WashARP's internet director at the Custom Class Car Entrance.
An overview look from the 2nd Avenue Extension Overpass.
Another overview look from 2nd Avenue Extension Overpass.
Note the track renovation going on.
Interior view of the Custom Class Coaches.
Another interior view of the Custom Clas Coaches.
Interior view of the Standard Coach car.
Interior view of the dining car.
Interior view of the Bistro (Cafe) car.
An Interior view of the Bistro (Cafe) car.
Note the celing. A map of the Pacific NW.
A view of the accessible Water Closet (restroom).
A view of the standard Water Closet (restroom).
WashARP'ers Paul Scott and "Rock" Scheuerman look over the Amtrak
Cascades Souvenirs available for sale.


Talgo Pictures - Amtrak Cascades Christening Ceremony at King St. Station in Seattle.
Photographs taken by Jim Hamre
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Picture of the F59PHI engine painted in the Amtrak Cascades Scheme.
Use of bicycle racks being demostrated by an Amtrak employee.
A close up view of the Amtrak Cascades Logo.
Another view of the consist, starting from the engine.
Despite the ceremony, work continues at the ticket counter.
WSDOT's Jeff Schultz is briefing Physically Challenged participants.
Amtrak's Kurt Laird is doing final polishing, while Clarice Nakata-Hall
is doing final preparations.
Secretary of State, Ralph Munro is speaking.
Lt. Governor, Brad Owen is speaking.
Gustavo Gonzales, Talgo Corporation is speaking.
Crowds of people watching the ceremony.
The Machinists from Pacifica Marine being recognized by the speakers.
House Transportation Committee Co-Chair, Rep. Karen Schmidt does the honor
of christening the Mt. Rainier Talgo Train Consist.
Senate Transportation Committee Chair, Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen with an Amtrak Conductor and a Talgo Representative, cut the honorary ribbon.
Crowd waiting to board the Mt. Rainier Talgo trainset for an inside look.
Interior view of the dining car.
Interior view of the Bistro (Cafe) car.



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