For the first time in 30+ years, a scheduled passengar train operates over Tehachapi Pass, seen here as Amtrak's Coast Starlight snakes its way toward Caliente.
An extremely rare movement, Amtrak's Coast Starlight is seen rounding the famed Loop on Tehachapi Pass. Nikon D70, 18-70mm. www.bayarearailroading.com
A very rare detour brings the southbound Coast Starlight, number 11, down the Central valley and across the Tehachapi Pass, Here P42 number 48 is seen leading 11 through Bealville
A Rare Movement of Amtrak 11 , the Coast Starlight passes through Vincent Grade
A once in a lifetime event: the southbound Coast Starlight diverted through the San Joaquin Valley between Sacramento and Bakersfield. Here she is charging through Fresno at track speed.
A Cotton Belt "Tunnel Motor" leads Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight into San Luis Obispo, California.
The Starlate with P32 (AMTK 510) in tow.
Don't let this short consist fool you, this is the "Coast Starlight". The standard Superliner consist terminated in Oakland and passengers were transferred to this stub train to continue the trip... (more)
Running almost 9 hours late, the Coast Starlight approaches San Jose with a subsitute set of Horizon cars.
The "Starlate" is more than 8 hours late at this point. Nice low lighting as a result, however!
7+ hour late "Starlate" with a special Armor Yellow guest on the point.
The sun is about to rise as the Coast Starlight speeds west on the SP's Cal-P line near Dixon, California.
The Coast Starlight
Coast Starlight heads south.