Passenger advocate Arthur Lloyd dies

Passenger train advocate and industry professional Arthur Lloyd passed away on December 4 in his home at Menlo Park, Calif., at age 91. A native Californian, his railroading career began just prior to World War II as a clerk on the San Francisco & Napa Valley Railroad. After the war he became a ticket seller for the Western Pacific in San Francisco. He rose through the ranks to join the railroad’s public relations department. In 1971 he joined Amtrak, where he served in various jobs until 1991. The following year he joined the Peninsular Corridor Joint Powers Board, the group that oversees the Caltrain commuter train service formerly operated by Southern Pacific.

Arthur Lloyd is survived by his daughters, son, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

—Passenger Train Journal

This article was posted on: December 14, 2016