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The Oilcans
Union Pacific/Southern Pacific's famous Nocturnal Tank Train in all of it's glory along the coastline
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Photo ID: 639037

The cans are out and about on this Thanksgiving Weekend.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gaviota Coast, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

Views: 796
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Photo ID: 639036

The cans traverse the Carpenteria Bluffs on a midday run on the Thanksgiving Weekend.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Carpenteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

Views: 628
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Photo ID: 639034

Family's enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend with a day at the beach.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

Views: 1,503
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Photo ID: 634279

Battling the grade off Gold Tree horseshoe curve, UP 8094 leads 65 empty oil cans into the southern end of the Chorro siding as the coast line's iconic freight train prepares to meet Amtrak's sout... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 15, 2017

Views: 1,215
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Photo ID: 633955

A Roundhouse No More... UP 8094 leads the northbound ODOWP-10 into San Luis Obispo on a warm, fall afternoon as the head end passes the remains of the once bustling roundhouse here. Origin... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 12, 2017

Views: 3,518
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Photo ID: 633951

A Wye No More... Struggling upgrade toward the famous Gold Tree horseshoe curve while crossing over the 1894-built, 930-foot long Stenner Creek Trestle at the southern base of Cuesta Pass,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 633846

Lugging the empty Oil Cans up onto the southern end of Cuesta Pass, UP 8094 and two fellow GE's have their work cut out for them as they slow to a crawl while crossing the original 1894-built Sten... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 11, 2017

Views: 984
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Photo ID: 633845

Breaking away from their train in front of the ex-Southern Pacific depot, the road power for the coast line's iconic "Oil Cans" leads the fresh helper power based out of here off their t... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4486
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 632653

Due to the overnight bridge work at the Ventura River, the southbound oilcans to Los Angeles, make a morning appearance after the overcast has cleared.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Oct 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 632262

Returning from Los Angeles after unloading, empty northbound oil cans cross the Ventura Rivermouth heading for the San Ardo Oilfields at Wunpost for reloading. The bridges over the Ventura River... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2619
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 29, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Sep 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 618250

Due to having one helper unit and one road unit quit at Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County, the Cans are late on this Memorial Day. The cans were doubled down from Santa Margarita to San Luis ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Carpenteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2610
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 29, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 29, 2017

Views: 1,199
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Photo ID: 617936

Dawn breaks on the Ventura Coast. The Oil Cans which usually run from Wunpost to los Angeles during the overnight hours is just getting to Ventura. It will be slow going for the crew, as now they ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 23, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 612720

With its time along the Pacific Ocean complete, UP 7402 leads this edition of the southbound Oil Cans further inland as it passes between Oxnard and Camarillo along field after field of crops.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44C4
Location: Oxnard, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7402
Train ID: UP OWPDO
Photo Date: January 16, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Apr 09, 2017

Views: 677
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Favorited: 3

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Photo ID: 612308

Crossing the 115-year-old, ex-Southern Pacific bridge that still spans the banks of the Salinas River for the Union Pacific Railroad, UP 2617 leads a late afternoon edition of the coast line's fam... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET45AH
Location: Bradley, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2617
Train ID: OWPDO-28
Photo Date: March 28, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Apr 05, 2017

Views: 1,115
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Photo ID: 612087

Catching the last rays of light on this cool March evening, UP 2617 leads the southbound oil cans toward Paso Robles on their way to Santa Margarita for a date with the San Luis Obispo-based helpe... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET45AH
Location: Paso Robles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2617
Train ID: OWPDO-28
Photo Date: March 28, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Apr 03, 2017

Views: 905
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Favorited: 5

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