Turning into the last light of the day, UP 1096 leads the rock job back to Watsonville after making a Saturday run to Paso Robles.
Slowly pulling out of the McKay siding, BNSF 681 becomes the first warbonnet to lead a train on the coast line in years as it spots the first section of its train for the conductor who is preparin... (more)
On their last night in Los Angeles, CDTX 2051 and 2052 are seen posed beneath the 1927-built Sears, Roebuck & Company mail order building that with its well known neon letters still burning bright... (more)
Patiently waiting in the siding at Seacliff, Amtrak 761 has stopped at the south end of the siding to allow passengers to enjoy the ocean view before pulling down to the north end to meet Amtrak 7... (more)
Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, drops downgrade into South Serrano as it passes a pair of searchlight signals still standing guard. One of the first places on the Southern Pacific syste... (more)
Passing the remains of the once bustling, Southern Pacific roundhouse in San Luis Obispo, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight rolls out the final miles into town approaching its next station stop.... (more)
Passing some of the last remaining, active searchlights on CTC territory in California - Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight decends through Tunnel 11 and into North Chorro on a windy afternoon on... (more)
With just inches to spare. When I first got word that CDTX 2051 and 2052 were coming down from Oakland to assist on expanded Pacific Surfliner trains, I was ecstatic. Growing up in the Cent... (more)
With their work in Southern California complete, CDTX 2051 and 2052 hitch a ride back home on Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight as it races across the iconic trestle at Gaviota.
A somewhat rare sight to see following last fall's schedule change that shifted the lower-level train to operating strictly between Los Angeles and San Diego, a full-length train of horizon cars c... (more)
Meet me at Seacliff. After sitting in the siding for almost half an hour, the crew of Amtrak 14 finally see their time at Seacliff drawing to a close as they meet the UP 7823 with the south... (more)
All The Makings of California...Down to California Street. As Amtrak 761 approaches its next station stop of Ventura, all the makings of a picture from California come into view. With the P... (more)
Rolling the final mile into Los Angeles Union Station, CDTX 2051 leads Amtrak 782 past Terminal Tower as the train negotiates the many switches on its way into Track 12.
One Last Time. On the day it was scheduled to return north to Oakland, CDTX 2052 finds itself once again serving on a Pacific Surfliner with three additional Amtrak California cars as it d... (more)
Rolling through the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, UP 7823 leads the southbound oil cans on a daylight run along the coast. Despite one of the three units not working properly, the crew has b... (more)