On July 25th, a special set of cars were on the rear of Amtrak's Coast Starlight seen here winding upgrade past the north end of Chorro Siding on Union Pacific's Cuesta Pass. The observation car i... (more)
UP 1414 begins to bank into the curve at S. SLO
Word that AMTK 510 was still on the point of the Coast Starlight prompted a friend and I to make the drive from Los Angeles up to San Louis Obispo's Cuesta Pass to shoot the SP Searchlights at Cho... (more)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 796 backs out of its storage track in San Luis Obispo, on California’s Central Coast, and it will soon load its first passengers for the trip to San Diego. As the ... (more)
Southern Pacific GP40-2 7614 leads a freight train passing through San Luis Obispo, on California’s scenic Central Coast. The power for this train includes, besides the GP40-2, SD45s and Tunnel M... (more)
Forty-two years ago probably Christmas time.....
Forty years ago probably Christmas time.....
Forty years ago probably Christmas time as the southbound coast train comes into SLO near Cal-Poly at Foothill Blvd.....
The 1948-built "Silver Solarium" cools its brake shoes on the rear of the northbound Coast Starlight as the famed, west coast long-distance passenger train calls on San Luis Obispo. The ... (more)
Amtrak Coast Starlight departs San Luis Obispo California on time during it's trip down to Los Angeles.
Two Southern Pacific celebrities, the 7347 Olympic unit, and the 7342 experimental daylight paint unit, wait in San Luis Obispo for SP 4449 and the New Orleans World's Fair Daylight passenger trai... (more)
Running a couple of minutes early, the Southbound Coast Starlight rounds the curve around collapsed and abandoned Tunnel 10 on Cuesta in San Luis Obispo.
One of my favorite places on earth.....specially when the SP was there........SLO!!
Amtrak train 14, the northbound ("westbound" by Southern Pacific's timetable) Coast Starlight is just about at the station in San Luis Obispo, California, on July 2, 1974. Amtrak... (more)
Passing Starlights. The daily ritual, at least when both trains are on time, takes place in front of the beautifully resorted Southern Pacific freight house here in San Luis Obispo as Amtra... (more)