Amtrak 184 highballing through Pismo Beach, California at sunset
Trailing a variety of classic equipment including two domes, a pair of Amtrak SDP40Fs storm through Auburn, WA, with train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, just beginning its long trek from Sea... (more)
Just 40 miles into its 1388-mile journey from Seattle to Los Angeles, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight coils into Tacoma, WA, on an early spring day. The Tacoma Dome was under construction in ... (more)
Northbound Coast Starlight making its station stop in San Jose
Amtrak's Coast Starlight makes good time in south Seattle on BN's mainline to Portland as it glides through S curves just north of Black River Jct. in October 1974. At this time the train was pret... (more)
The slide is undated, but the power and consist are indicative of having been in the first few weeks of Amtrak. All the cars appear to be Espee tomato cans.
Amtrak on the Modoc Line? Just barely. In summer 2003 UP was doing tunnel work in the Oregon Cascades. The Coast Starlights were terminated and turned at Eugene and Klamath Falls, with a bus bridg... (more)
one time demo run of GO unit and bi level car headed back to Canada on northbound Amtrak train 14 Coast Starlight
Morning fog begins to slowly break up, exposing the Seattle Skyline, as the Coast Starlight backs into Union Station to begin boarding passengers.
It is Amtrak's second day of operation as SP #3205 leads a Westbound Coast Starlight (then known as #13)
thru Alviso on the northern edge of San Jose.
Passing thru Alviso, a small community
north of San Jose, SP #3209 has the Coast Starlight in tow. After passing thru Oakland, at that time the, train became #12 instead of #11 to conform to SP'... (more)
Amtrak's first summer as SP 3205 awaits the highball to leave SP's 16th St. station in Oakland with the Coast Starlight. Thirty-Six years later, the station and tower remain but all else is gone.
Amtrak #551 leads the way into San Jose as the Coast Starlight passes thru the now abandoned Newhall Yard.
The white building on the left has given way to condos.
Passing thru Jack London Square on 1st at Broadway and under the now gone signal bridge
The dorm car and the last coach are still Santa Fe hi-levels