Running right on its advertised schedule, southbound Amtrak train #11 the Coast Starlight crosses the Santa Ynez river bridge at Surf located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo along the Ca... (more)
The starlights meet in San Luis, still making good time with all the surprise UP and BNSF detours this last week.
Approaching the town of Tehachapi, detouring southbound Amtrak train #11 climbs the last few miles of the mountain grade as it passes the Cable crossover.
Between Warren and Mojave, detouring southbound Amtrak train #11 passes beneath the venerable SP signal bridge at milepost 377, a structure with days that are now numbered as signal replacements t... (more)
Detouring Amtrak train #11 climbs the grade on Tehachapi Pass as it approaches Tunnel 2 between Caliente and Bealville.
Between Mojave and Rosamond, detouring southbound Amtrak train #11 is making good time across the high desert as it heads toward Los Angeles.
Amtrak 129 leads the southbound Coast Starlight into Oakland's Jack London Square.
California Poppies and the emerald green grass sways in the breeze on a warm Winter morning on Altamont Pass, where a detouring Coast Starlight rumbles East uphill over the Greenville Trestle.
Amtrak # 11's engineer guides their heavily overpowered train up towards the diverging approach at North Jack London.
The southbound coast starlight the old Air-Rox quarry near Casmalia
The southbound Coast Starlight finishes the finally boarding before leaving Seattle King Street Station according to the timetable at 0945.
The Coast Starlight departs SLO
The southbound "starlight" makes a station shop with some heritage on point.
The conductor for this leg of the trip between Portland and Kalamath Falls, Oregon steps off of the transition sleeper for a quick break.
In the distance, the soon to be dismantled cantilever ... (more)