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Pioneer inaugural ticket, 1977.

Printed paper ticket made for the inaugural run of the Pioneer (Seattle-Salt Lake City) in June 1977.

Pioneer brochure, 1990s.

Multicolor printed paper brochure describing the scenery along the route of the Pioneer (Chicago-Laramie-Seattle); dates to after 1991. Following a 1991 reroute, the Pioneer began serving Wyoming communities including Borie (Cheyenne), Laramie, Rollins, Rock Springs, Green River and Evanston. The Pioneer was discontinued in 1997. From the Ann Owens Collection.

Inaugural Pioneer at Shoshone, Idaho, 1977.

Black and white photograph from the June 15, 1977, issue of Amtrak NEWS.

Inaugural Pioneer at Boise, Idaho, 1977.

Black and white photograph from the June 15, 1977, issue of Amtrak NEWS.

Inaugural Pioneer at Ontario, Ore., 1977.

Black and white photograph from the June 15, 1977, issue of Amtrak NEWS. People in the crowd wear paper Amtrak conductor's hats.

Inaugural Pioneer at Brigham City, Utah, 1977.

Black and white photograph from the June 15, 1977, issue of Amtrak NEWS. Folks in the crowd wear paper Amtrak conductor's hats.

Onboard Service crew of the inaugural special Pioneer, 1977.

Black and white photograph from the June 15, 1977 issue of Amtrak NEWS.

Pioneer-Wyoming Service button.

Promotional button for the Pioneer (Chicago-Laramie-Seattle). Metal button with pin; measures approximately 2" by 2". Dates to after 1991.

Pioneer route guide.

Two-color printed paper route guide issued in the 1990s for the Pioneer (Chicago-Seattle via Laramie). Guide offers brief descriptions of cities and towns along the route, as well as a map and photo tips. From the Ann Owens Collection. The Pioneer ran from 1977 until 1997.