Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight passes by a Union Pacific work train, as the two P42DCs make easy work of the uphill climb through Woodford.
Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight threads its way through the Caliente Creek Narrows, as it begins its climb toward the summit.
Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight approaches Tunnel #3, as it climbs the 2.1% grade out of Bealville on Union Pacific's Mojave Sub.
Engineer Steve Willick is almost done for his morning as he runs #11 past Santa Clara. Next stop, San Jose, where they will crew change and a new crew will board to run 'er to SLO.
This is the second time I have caught Amtrak 131 on the point of the southbound Coast Starlight. My co-worker boarded the train at the San Jose station, so I figured I'd get a picture of her first... (more)
Amtrak's SB Coast Starlight rolls out of San Luis Obispo with five units: 3 P42s and 2 F59PHIs.
Four private cars (for the AAPRCO convention in LA) are properly appointed on the rear of Amtrak #11, the Southbound "Coast Starlight" as it rolls down Jack London Square, Steve Willick at the con... (more)
The world whizzes by passengers and friend gathered in Amtrak's Sightseer Lounge.
Its a pleasant, clear night for an extended station stop just on the north side of the Oregon/California border. In a few minutes, the passengers will head back inside to continue their journey.
With the M-BARSTO1-21A waiting in the siding, Coast Starlight #11 rolls by on the main at the north end of Woodford.
Amtrak's detoured Coast Starlight #11, works up the #1 track through Cable X-Over, as it continues its ascent toward Tehachapi Summit.
Train number 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, was routed over the Tehachapi line due to work on the coastline. Seen on the curve leading into the tunnel at the loop and the waiting railfans
Amtrak 11 works its way around several curves as it approaches the east entrance of Tunnel 10. Tunnel 10 was routed around, and has since had numerous cave ins.
Amtrak train number 11 the Coast Starlight is seen inbound to LA about 12 hours off the advertised
The southbound Coast Starlight detoured down the Valley line and over the Tehachapi mountains with Mr Gunn's inspection car on the rear.