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Capitol Corridor train at Oakland, Calif., 2015.

Color digital image showing a Capitol Corridor train (Auburn-Sacramento-Emeryville-Oakland-San Jose) at the Oakland - Jack London Square station; image dates to September 2015.

<i>Capitol Corridor</i> train at Oakland, Calif., 2015.

The Capitol Corridor route is primarily financed and operated in partnership with the State of California. It is managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which partners with Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans and the communities comprising the CCJPA to continue development of a cost-effective, viable and safe intercity passenger rail service.

The train is led by Caltrans-owned F59PHI diesel locomotive No. 2005.  Manufactured by General Motors Corporation's Electro-Motive Division (EMD), it has 3,200 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 110 mph. As seen in this image, Capitol Corridor trains generally employ bi-level "California cars." Along with the locomotive, they wear a distinctive blue and yellow paint scheme.

The modern glass and stone Oakland station is located on the eastern corner of Jack London Square. Fronting a natural estuary leading to San Francisco Bay, Jack London Square was the heart of Oakland’s port operations, linking the industries of shipping and agriculture, and it remains a working waterfront. Jack London spent much of his boyhood on this waterfront that now bears his name.

Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.