SP 2472 backs through Niles Canyon on the Springtime Steam excursions.
2472 charges upgrade toward Sunol.
Capitol Corridor train 727 makes a brief (on time) stop at the Centerville Depot before proceeding on to San Jose.
The Post Winterrail Photographer Special makes its first runby of the day just east of Niles Depot. This is Clover Valley Lumber Co #4's first announced trip.
A Winter storm develops over the lush emerald Hayward Hills while #535 to San Jose crosses a full Alameda Creek.
Amtrak # 532 pounds the diamonds as it heads north to Hayward. Little did we know that this very train would strike a person just south of the Oakland Coliseum.
The San Jose Turn arrives in Fremont, California, passing the SP junction at Niles Tower. After setting out cars in the Fremont yard, it will back up past Niles Tower and head down the San Jose B... (more)
The San Jose Perishables exits Tunnel 2 on a fresh spring morning.
On my second to last day in California before moving to Missouri in 2010, BNSF provided us with a schnazzy consist for the Warm Springs Local... So schnazzy, that a group of annoying crows couldn'... (more)
Perhaps the strangest passenger train around... After a screwup on UP's end by bringing the WRONG PASSENGER CAR to Hearst for interchange with the Niles Canyon Railway, the 54 local brings the ex-... (more)
UP 8230 and another SD9043MAC highball the Form 19's and pass the beautifully restored semaphore at the Fremont-Centerville ACE/Amtrak station.
A head-on shot of the daily MRVSJ passing through the Fremont-Centerville Amtrak Station.
The BNSF Warm Springs Local arrives at the UP Warm Springs Yard in Fremont after a long trip almost entirely on UP trackage rights. The second unit is a brand new ES44C4, BNSF 6642.
Cool power, man! An EMD from 3 decades ago leads a slightly newer wide cab EMD sister, on a January 2009 edition of the Warm Springs Local over the Alameda Creek, moments after pounding the... (more)
A "Strawberry Tree" produces its fruits, which is the only Fall color I've seen in the Bay Area, with Amtrak 538 hustling commuters North towards Oakland, and Sacramento.