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The Oilcans
Union Pacific/Southern Pacific's famous Nocturnal Tank Train in all of its glory along the coastline
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Photo ID: 660465

The cans are finally moving through Santa Barbara after numerous delays. First PTC problems halted them west of Santa Barbara. After talking to the PTC desk and Dispatcher they received permissio... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP ES44AC
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 07, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jun 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 660014

The westbound empty cans from Los Angeles to Wunpost pass through Santa Barbara at daybreak ahead of the morning Surfliners.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9050
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jun 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 659283

Snaking its way toward Paso Robles, UP 7078 leads the loaded oil cans in the evening light south for a date with the San Luis Obispo-based helpers at Santa Margarita.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Paso Robles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7078
Train ID: ODOWP-23
Photo Date: December 23, 2015


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: May 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 659128

Union Pacific No. 2747 stops for a crew change in front of the Southern Pacific Station for the rest of the run to Wunpost and a refill. The helper set is in the spur to the left and is nor needed... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 659126

Union Pacific No. 2747 pulls westbound up one track to make a crew change at the Southern Pacific Station.The cans pass the Railroad Museum in the old freight house and the Ampen on the left where... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 659108

A ray of sunshine peeks through a rain shower as the Cans cross over the Stenner Creek trestle. After unloading in Los Angeles, the Cans are headed back to Wunpost for refilling.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 654162

Rolling through the undulations of Seacliff siding, Union pacific No. 7823 exits the east end with the Cans.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, United States
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Apr 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 649151

Just before sunrise, the northbound empty cans pass by the restored Southern Pacific Station in Santa Barbara. They are traveling from Los Angeles to the oil fields at San Ardo.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: SD70AH
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 9050
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 20, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Feb 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 645718

Rolling through the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, UP 7823 leads the southbound oil cans on a daylight run along the coast. Despite one of the three units not working properly, the crew has b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Carpinteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: OWPDO-21
Photo Date: January 22, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jan 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 645613

With only two of their three units operating properly, the southbound oil cans slink through Summerland making the most of the dispatcher's decision to run them ahead of Amtrak 778 and 782 out of ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Summerland, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: OWPDO-21
Photo Date: January 22, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jan 23, 2018

Views: 1,671
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Photo ID: 643696

On an early Saturday morning, at a deserted Southern Pacific Station in Santa Barbara, the westbound empty cans are returning to Wunpost for refilling.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ET44AC
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7750
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 06, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Jan 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 642273

Northbound Oil Cans heading back to Wunpost, the San Ardo oil fields, passes through the Thomas Fire Burn Area at Faria Beach. The Thomas Fire at 280.000 plus acres and 86% contained is the larges... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 24, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Dec 25, 2017

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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: 1,183
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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

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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: 2,025
Comments: 2

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