Westbound Amtrak Capitol 747 passes a string of tank cars in Pinole, led by one of Amtrak California's two P32BWH units.
Crossing above a beautiful mural, representing the presence of the Santa Fe Railway in Pinole is the L-CAL 2141, a Richmond to Riverbank turn, that the local railfans have named "the Peddler".
It's last light along San Pablo Bay as The California Zephyr rolls west at MP RVO20 in Pinole.
The quiet of Pinole is briefly broken as the Eastbound California Zephyr passes through town just 10 minutes out of it's point of origin.
Westbound Amtrak kirts the shores of San Pablo Bay in Pinole.
Westbound IDVOA skirts the shores of San Pablo Bay in Pinole.
Right at sunset, an eastbound stack train attacks the grade at Collier with a new red and silver Dash 9 in the lead.
A very clean UP GEVO leads business cars Sunset and Stanford west along San Pablo Bay.
Four GEVO's guide an EB freight along San Pablo Bay on the UP's Cal-P Line.
The Cal-P was a great line to railfan in 1994 and 1995. The SP sent most of it's remaining SD-9's to the Roseville area, and many trains, even this hot trailer train to the Bay Area, would have GP... (more)
Today, power from a different railroad is no big deal. Yet in 1995, it was very rare on the SP in the Bay Area. I about died when I head LAOAT, CSX 6207 W call WR49 on the radio.
After a major derailment in Franklin Canyon, the ATSF detoured trains over the SP from Port Chicago to Richmond.
A westbound Amtrak California set rolls into one of the many curves found along San Pablo Bay.