This is the Desert Wind Sleeping Car in which I would travel from Chicago, Illinois to Fullerton, California. The number on the car, 3630, means Train #36 Car #30. Train #36 is the eastbound Desert Wind. Before I board this train, the number would be changed to 3530. Train #35 is the westbound Desert Wind. When I took this photo, this car was still in the Chicago Amtrak Yard. I was in the middle of being given a tour of the yard and the car shops. We arrived at the train in the yellow electric work cart that you see in the front.
The photos in this slide show were taken in the mid-1990's by Steve Grande on his Amtrak travels throughout the nation. The size of the photos is purposely smaller as disk space was expensive and download speeds were slower at that time.