Smoke from the Thomas Fire, over 300 miles away in Ventura, makes for a smoke set over Jack London Square and a Union Pacific Manifest out of Oakland Yard.
Cabbage Car No.90225 brings up the rear of train 523,with a Siemens Charger on the head end, as it approaches Jack London Station at sun rise.
Just after sun rise,Train 523 From Sacramento, arrives at Jack London Square with a new Siemens Charger leading the low level consist.
December 7, 2017, the engineer of the Spirt Of Union Pacific No. 1943 brings the engine to the Port Of Oakland. You can tell the engineer is enjoying the attention as he sets the engine up as the... (more)
The engineers seat in Union Pacific SD70AH No. 1943.
On Pearl Harbor Day 2017,Union Pacific No. 1943 serves as a backdrop for a ceremony remembering the day that will live in infamy. Representatives from Union Pacific, the Coast Guard Deputy Command... (more)
Light power doing some street running.
Enjoying a second lease on life on the west coast, this former NJT comet car has gone through a major overhaul at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops and now operates on Amtrak San Joaquins trains. The ins... (more)
Enjoying a second lease on life on the west coast, this former NJT comet car has gone through a major overhaul at Amtrak's Beech Grove shops and now operates on Amtrak San Joaquins trains.
Oakland Mornings- Running side by side out of downtown Oakland, two BART trains zip past motorists on I-980. In the background is a ballast train parked in a siding, behind what I believe i... (more)
Dodging shadows on its way into Jack London Square, a morning Amtrak California service makes its ferry move to the Oakland station for boarding.
Following a 'mainline-plug,' which I quickly learned meant the honey bucket truck pulled alongside the train, Amtrak 11 finds itself parked in the Oakland yard to have the issue addressed. Meanwhi... (more)
In Service for Eighty-Two YearsAmtrak’s train #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr, has made its afternoon arrival at the old Southern Pacific 16th Street Station in Oaklan... (more)
After spending more than an hour in the Oakland Coach Yard having a "mainline plug" addressed, Amtrak 11 pauses at Jack London Square to complete its station work before continuing south... (more)
With the coming of the new Siemens Chargers...this trio of F59PHI's has their days numbered as they are seen between trips at Amtrak's Oakland Coach Yard.