Still A Ways To Go. It's been a long day for the crew and passengers on Amtrak 14 as the famed long distance train pulls in to...Bakersfield? That's right, both Coast Starlight's were force... (more)
Long shadows are beginning to be cast as Amtrak 14 descends through Bealville and meets a waiting southbound BNSF Z train.
Stainless Steel Returns to Woodford. Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight, already running over 4 hours late following a Metrolink trespasser strike in the San Fernando Valley, pou... (more)
Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight twists and turns between Russ and Ravenna as the long distance train climbs through the ex-Southern Pacific Soledad Canyon. Part of the original North... (more)
Passing Vanishing History. Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, No. 14, drops downgrade through Clear Creek Ravine and passes the ill-fated Tunnel 4 as it detours over Tehachapi Pass. Rocke... (more)
The Coast Starlight Battles "The Loop." Amtrak 11, the Coast Starlight, makes a rare appearance on the Tehachapi Loop as it works upgrade on its southbound journey to Los Angeles ... (more)
Amtrak 14 approaches the south end of Woodford siding as it makes its way across the 4th crossing of the Tehachapi Creek riverbed on a warm, summer's afternoon. On days like this it's hard to imag... (more)
Passenger Service Returns to "The Loop." Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, eases through Tunnel 9 as it exits the world famous Tehachapi Loop on a hot summer afternoon.
The Starlight Slices Sandcut. Throttling up for the climb up onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley, Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight banks through the final curve on the Moj... (more)
Ghosts of Union Station. A glimpse into the past is captured in this empty walkway as three railroaders, dressed in proper overalls as if they had stepped off their steam locomotive, descen... (more)
Having traveled over a mile inside Tunnel 26 (located just around the corner where the train is coming out of the hillside), UP 2002 leads the Oxnard-bound LOF65 into Simi Valley on a hot, summer ... (more)
UP 8803 lugs a hefty manifest up through Cliff and into a small patch of sunlight as a passing storm system blankets most of the surrounding hillsides across Tehachapi.
UP 5396 snakes upgrade through Tunnel 10 and toward Marcel as the length of its train continues to wrap around the Tehachapi Loop.
Shortly after exiting Tunnel 26 and being deposited in Simi Valley, Amtrak's Coast Starlight pounds the switch at CP Davis as it enters the siding to meet Amtrak 774.
Lights, Camera, Varnish! While the two private cars on the rear of today's Coast Starlight might carry the heritage of the Boston & Main and Pennsylvania Railroad's, both the Salisbury Bea... (more)