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Desert Wind postcard.

Color paper postcard featuring the Desert Wind traveling through the Cajon Pass in southern California. This card is one of a set produced by Amtrak with various images of trains and interiors, and most likely dates to the late 1980s or early 1990s.

<i>Desert Wind</i> postcard.

The Desert Wind (Ogden-Las Vegas-Los Angeles) was established in 1979 during a major route restructuring mandated by Congress. Years later, the train was combined with the California Zephyr east of Salt Lake City for through service to Chicago. The Desert Wind was discontinued in 1997. The F40PH locomotives, baggage car and first two bi-level Superliner cars wear the Phase III livery introduced in 1979, while the remainder of the Superliners sport the Phase II livery from 1975.

According to the front of the card, it was provided as a complimentary gift to sleeping car passengers.

From the Ann Owens Collection.