PGR 1500 pulls one boxcar and 4 empty tank cars down Walker Street to interchange the tank cars at Union Pacific’s Pajaro, CA yard. The St. Paul & Pacific Railroad commenced operation on August 16... (more)
Street Sweeping With A Pair Of F9's.
A year ago today SC&MB’s SC 1101 led as the traction motor blowers on both F-units swept up the dust on the street creating a dust storm along Walker Street... (more)
Almost time to say goodbye to the SC&MB and the handsome streamliners. My wife and I were in Watsonville this morning for breakfast and we dropped by the SC&MB coach yard to visit. A new operator ... (more)
At sunset, with low-nose GP9 No. 3726 in the lead, an SP Davenport Local arrives back at Watsonville Junction.
Southbound No.11, the coast Starlight, crosses over Elkhorn Slough which is the Elkhorn National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Power at Watsonville Junction on the Coast Route left to right, GP38-2 No.635, SD70M No.5207, SD40N No.1636, SD70M No.3922, GP40-2 No.1410, GP40M-2 No.1450 and GP60 No.1096.
All of the SC&MB locomotives are out for an early evening stroll down Walker Street in Watsonville with MH 89 in the lead and SC 1102 and SC 1101 following. They have just passed the old Southern ... (more)
Almost 27 years since it was built for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, UP 1089 points its nose north toward the Watsonville yard in the midst of a downpour as one of two ex-Southern Pacific se... (more)
The westbound (SP Timetable) Salinas Hauler hustles to clear the main for a late eastbound Coast Starlight at Elkhorn Slough.
Eastbound (SP Timetable) No. 11, The Coast Starlight, crosses over Elkhorn Slough.
Crossing Buena Vista road, the Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train heads back to the Watsonville Station.
The Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train engineer climbs into the cab as preparations get underway for boarding.
The Santa Cruz @ Monterey Bay Railway Christmas Train, crosses Buena Vista Road in the rain. As close to snow as it will get, but very well received by a dry California.
California dreaming. Surrounded by rolling strawberry fields a Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway passenger train glides across Harkins Slough on a winter’s day.
It was a rainy day and deep in Harkins Slough a large eucalyptus tree had fallen across the track. There are no roads to access the location so the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay F9 locomotives, SC 110... (more)