Kern Jct. Sunset. Running over four hours late following the delay of a Metrolink trespasser strike down south in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight No. 14 has to w... (more)
Stainless Steel Returns to Woodford. Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight, already running over 4 hours late following a Metrolink trespasser strike in the San Fernando Valley, pou... (more)
Passing Vanishing History. Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, No. 14, drops downgrade through Clear Creek Ravine and passes the ill-fated Tunnel 4 as it detours over Tehachapi Pass. Rocke... (more)
The Coast Starlight Battles "The Loop." Amtrak 11, the Coast Starlight, makes a rare appearance on the Tehachapi Loop as it works upgrade on its southbound journey to Los Angeles ... (more)
Amtrak 14 approaches the south end of Woodford siding as it makes its way across the 4th crossing of the Tehachapi Creek riverbed on a warm, summer's afternoon. On days like this it's hard to imag... (more)
Passenger Service Returns to "The Loop." Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, eases through Tunnel 9 as it exits the world famous Tehachapi Loop on a hot summer afternoon.
The Starlight Slices Sandcut. Throttling up for the climb up onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley, Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight banks through the final curve on the Moj... (more)
Yet another Amtrak number 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, with a tale of woe ... Amtrak 3 departed Chicago IL on September 12, 2019, behind P42DCs 164 and 199. After making its station s... (more)
Amtrak's Coast Starlight passes over the eastern end of the Santa Clara River Bridge and into Oxnard California with a Phase One Heritage paint scheme in the lead. Although from this angle this lo... (more)
On my favorite stretch of mountain railroad in the country, a former "Pepsi Can" P32-8BWH leads Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight past the former location of Cougar siding on the ex-So... (more)
On the first day of Fall 2002, a 14-hour late Coast Starlight enters Redding, California. It is around 5:30 PM, and the temperature is 100F.
On the first day of fall, a 14 hour late Coast Starlight crosses Dry Canyon Viaduct on the flank of Mount Shasta. The next station stop for train 11 will be Dunsmuir.
Fourteen hours late, the southbound Coast Starlight curves through the Sacramento River Canyon. Although it is the first day of Fall, temperatures will reach triple digits by the time the train m... (more)
2001 miles from its origination city (New Orleans, Louisiana) Amtrak train 1, the westbound tri-weekly Sunset Limited, makes its next-to-last station stop before arriving in Los Angeles. D... (more)
Running 2½ hours late, Amtrak train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief, has just departed the Riverside, California, station at 8:33 am on July 17, 2019. The nine-car train is powered by P42... (more)