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.
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)
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)
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.
Rolling through the undulations of Seacliff siding, Union pacific No. 7823 exits the east end with the Cans.
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)
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)
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)
The cans are out and about on this Thanksgiving Weekend.
The cans traverse the Carpenteria Bluffs on a midday run on the Thanksgiving Weekend.
Family's enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend with a day at the beach.
On a morning roll by through the coastal strawberry fields, the loaded southbound oil cans are heading to Los Angeles for unloading.
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)
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)
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)