Built in 1952, this veteran GP7 works for the Santa Maria Valley Railroad as it drops empty cars in the Guadalupe Yard.
The short 30' McCloud Caboose still sits in front of some chip cars.
UP 2002 races past Rincon Point against the setting sun and the fog banks of the California coast. From here, the train will continue north to Santa Barbara, where it will pick up lumber cars from... (more)
Traffic on the former SP Coastline has become nearly nonexistent due to the cancellation of the The Oilcans. The droves of folks who follow the rail traffic along this scenic route were treated to... (more)
The Watsonville local heads south to work industry along the Coastline with a former SP GP60 on point.
During my visit down to sunny San Luis Obispo this winter i got word that a patched SSW GP was part brought up for the yard power. It's cool seeing some faded SP colors still around on the Coastl... (more)
Light power for potentially one of the last oilcans hangs out in SLO after being brought up from Guadalupe. The "oilcans" have been running the Coastline from San Ardo to Dolores with th... (more)
The "Roaming the American West" business car special has just finished making a quick crew change and is departing SLO, passing the former roundhouse site.
A BNSF special graces the Coastline with a nice train of company varnish and Patrick Henry cars.
Searchlights At Blue Hour. Making the final push toward the summit of Cuesta Pass, UP 4385 streaks past the still active, ex-Southern Pacific searchlights at the south end of the Santa Marg... (more)
While back home, i had to get a grab shot of the SLO based helper set. With lack of traffic, UP has gone back to using SD70M's while storing the SD60M's that have been used for helper service and ... (more)
While home i was able to catch the usually nocturnal "Oilcans" as they arrived into SLO. After a quick crew change, they will head north to Wunpost for loading. The restored SP freight h... (more)
The first Eastbound ACE of the afternoon rush rolls through the Alviso marshland right on the advertised.