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    Over a decade ago, I posted a 90s themed thread in the MSTS screenshot forum. Now I'm doing one for Open Rails.

    Feel free to post your own OR shots that take place during the 90s.

    1990: ATSF 991 speeding eastbound with a bright A-B-B-A set of GP60Ms.

    1991: A BN manifest charging through a snowy Stevens Pass.

    1992: Metrolink 852 departing LA Union Station.

    1993: The Coast Starlight heading south through the Willamette Pass.

    1994: The Canadian departing Toronto with the lofty CN Tower in the background

    1995: An SP manifest with some very filthy units traveling north along the coast.

    1996: A pair of Conrail MACs lead a coal train around the Horseshoe Curve.

    1997: A stack train under the recently formed BNSF heads east with a Heritage-II Dash-9 leading.

    1998: A westbound CP grain train led by two recently built AC4400CWs.

    1999: UP 844 and 3985 steaming to Sacramento for Railfair '99.
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    Amtrak in the 90s.

    The Patriot departing Baltimore. Circa 1991

    The San Diegan racing along the coast. Circa 1993

    From a signal gantry, the Empire Builder heads west. Circa 1996

    A northbound Mount Baker International, a precursor to the Cascades, with the OLS F40PH leading. Circa 1997

    A San Joaquins departing Bakersfield. Circa 1998

    The Auto Train speeding under the setting Georgia sun. Circa 1999

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    Boy, I miss Amtrak in the nineties.
    What we have now is a better product: equipment is kept up better, crews are nicer, we have a website to make information easier.
    But there were more trains then and they were longer and the dinning cars had real food.
    Christopher

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    Quote Originally Posted by conductorchris View Post
    Boy, I miss Amtrak in the nineties.
    What we have now is a better product: equipment is kept up better, crews are nicer, we have a website to make information easier.
    But there were more trains then and they were longer and the dinning cars had real food.
    Christopher
    Not to mention, a better paint scheme with Phase III (though I have a soft spot for IV.)

    Speaking of Phase III, here are a couple of Pepsi-Cans departing LA Union Station. Circa 1996
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    Sorry, don't miss Amtrak at all, 90's or otherwise. I miss the real railroad passenger trains run before Amtrak took over. If there's anything I miss about Amtrak, it's when they were still running E units on their trains. Wish the real RR's would bring back passenger service, but I guess that's gone forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sburr View Post
    Sorry, don't miss Amtrak at all, 90's or otherwise. I miss the real railroad passenger trains run before Amtrak took over. Wish the real RR's would bring back passenger service, but I guess that's gone forever.
    I couldn't agree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chilla View Post
    *snip*
    Great shots.

    Union Pacific's heritage E9s leading business train under the setting sun. Circa 1993

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    CSX grain through north Florida.
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