Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
SP 3006 with the Sacramento Daylight at Lodi on the way to Tracy, March 1971. Photo by Drew Jacksich.
By Drew Jacksich from San Jose, CA, The Republic of California - SP 3006 at Lodi with Sac Daylight 3 71RP, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=17928749
The Sacramento Daylight was a named passenger train operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad, part of the family of "Daylights" which included the San Joaquin Daylight, Shasta Daylight, Coast Daylight, and Sunbeam. It carried train numbers 53 and 54.The Southern Pacific introduced the Sacramento Daylight in 1946 as a Sacramento section of the Los Angeles—Oakland San Joaquin Daylight; the Sacramento cars were cut out at Lathrop. In 1970 the through cars ended; the train from Sacramento ran past Lathrop to Tracy and connected to the Los Angeles train there. The San Joaquin/Sacramento Daylight survived until the formation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, when they were both discontinued.
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