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California Intercity Rail Timetable, 1983.

Color printed paper timetable issued June 1, 1983 to promote intercity passenger rail services across California. Trains include the California Zephyr (Chicago-Oakland/San Francisco) and Coast Starlight (Los Angeles-Seattle); the state-supported Spirit of California (Sacramento-Los Angeles), San Joaquin Service (San Francisco/Oakland-Bakersfield) and San Diegan Service (San Diego-Los Angeles); and CalTrain San Francisco Bay Area frequencies. Timetable also includes local rail and bus connections. From the Ann Owens Collection.

Northbound San Joaquin along San Pablo Bay, 1980s.

Black and white photograph showing a northbound San Joaquin (San Francisco/Oakland-Bakersfield-(Los Angeles)) train along the shore of San Pablo Bay; image dates to the early 1980s.

San Joaquin brochure, 1974.

Multicolor printed paper brochure advertising the new, daily San Joaquin (San Francisco/ Oakland-Bakersfield-(Los Angeles)). Brochure includes schedule, sample fares and station information. Since 1971, regional leaders had urged Amtrak to implement passenger service in the San Joaquin Valley, and on March 6, 1974, Amtrak launched one daily round trip. From Bakersfield, passengers could transfer to a motor coach to reach Los Angeles. From the Ann Owens Collection.

San Joaquin at Pinole, Calif.

Train #715 on its way from Bakersfield to Oakland.

"Visit Half Dome at Yosemite" poster

"Visit Half Dome at Yosemite" multicolor poster, produced for a marketing campaign c. 2000.