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Conductor placing a seat check, 2015.

Color digital image showing a conductor on a Capitol Corridor train (Auburn-Sacramento-Emeryville-Oakland-San Jose) placing seat checks; image dates to September 2015.

Conductor placing a seat check, 2015.

Conductor Joseph Reagin electronically scans tickets in a coach car of a Capitol Corridor train and places seat checks above each customer with a code denoting their destination. Amtrak implemented eTicketing across the entire national network in 2012.

The conductor is responsible for the safe movement and operation of the train, the collection and protection of Amtrak ticket revenue, the conduct of the operating and on-board service crews, the boarding and detraining of passengers and the assignment of passenger accommodations. As seen in this image, a conductor's uniform includes epaulets with a silver Amtrak logo and four horizontal stripes against a navy blue background.

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. Capitol Corridor trains generally employ bi-level "California cars" with a distinctive blue and yellow paint scheme.

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