The Northbound starlight splits the fields of the Santa Maria Valley
The Guadalupe switchers have come up to San Luis to switch some gondolas out of the Ace Hardware siding. Another beautiful 77 degree winter day on the central coast.
After a heavy rain the coast's primer frieght train "the oilcans" appears almost as they did before the elements rusted them brown. The Espee maybe be gone, but Southern Pacific can still be seen ... (more)
SP lives on the Coastline
Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage engine leads an 11-car inspection train past the artichoke fields in Castroville. On board the southbound special is David Connell, UP’s vice president of engin... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight made ketchup out of a tomato truck that strayed onto an unprotected crossing in the Salinas Valley. The trailer was split in two, but thankfully the driver and ... (more)
SP 8410 East crosses under the signal bridge at the north end of San Jose Yard and continues its journey southward toward Los Angeles.
Note Helium car behind locomotives
The Santa Margarita Turn on it's southbound journey near Paseo Robles featuring an ex-D&RGW GP40-2.