Sacramento Daylight

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Southern Pacific Sacramento Daylight route
Distance Station
0 mi (0 km) Sacramento
36 mi (58 km) Lodi
48 mi (77 km) Stockdon
Owl, San Joaquin Daylight
58/93 mi (93/150 km) Mile Marker Change (Lathrop)
113 mi (182 km) Modesto
126 mi (203 km) Turlock
151 mi (243 km) Merced
184 mi (296 km) Madera
San Joaquin River
206 mi (332 km) Fresno
250 mi (400 km) Tulare
313 mi (504 km) Bakersfield
361 mi (581 km) Tehachapi
Tehachapi Loop
381 mi (613 km) Mojave
406 mi (653 km) Lancaster
Newhall Pass
477 mi (768 km) Glendale
483 mi (777 km) Los Angeles

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.[1] The San Joaquin/Sacramento Daylight survived until the formation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971, when they were both discontinued.[2]


  1. ^ Pyron, Jennifer (2010). Lathrop. Arcadia. ; 31.
  2. ^ Solomon, Brian (2005). Southern Pacific Passenger Trains. MBI. ; 55; 154.