High above the Shasta Valley, the northbound Coast Starlight crosses Dry Canyon in summer 1994. An Amtrak engineer once told me that if the signals were all green and the train was making track sp... (more)
Just after sunrise, the northbound Coast Starlight rolls through the Devil's Garden. This area is a lava flow created by eruptions of nearby Mount Shasta.
The Coast Starlight is running behind schedule as it pulls away from Mount Shasta on a summer morning in 1994.
The Coast Starlight heads north near Mount Shasta, with four private cars on the rear of the train.
Shortly after the Pacific Parlour service began in 1995, one of the cars heads north on the Coast Starlight.
The northbound Coast Starlight rolls along Grass Lake on a summer morning in 1995. The train is nearing the summit of Southern Pacific's crossing of the Southern Cascades. In about an hour, No. 14... (more)
The northbound Coast Starlight prepares to stop at Mount Hebron, California on the Black Butte Subdivision. It will meet two opposing Southern Pacific freight trains there.
Rolling along at 79 mph, the northbound Coast Starlight bisects the Butte Valley on a late spring morning.
On Labor Day 1995, an Amtrak California F59 leads the northbound Coast Starlight through Northern California. The locomotive was headed for Tacoma to be repainted.
A tardy Coast Starlight rolls northward through Siskiyou County. Next stop: Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The northbound Coast Starlight passes the junction with the Siskiyou Line on a perfect spring morning.
The Coast Starlight arrives at Vancouver, USA on a summer evening. As hard as it seems to believe, lead unit AMTK 10 was a quarter century old last September.
The northbound Coast Starlight pauses for a relief crew at Worden, Oregon. The train is 14 miles short of the next station stop at Klamath Falls, where crews normally change.
Over four hours late, the northbound Coast Starlight glints the sunshine of a late summer evening in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
The northbound Coast Starlight is a couple of miles from exiting the Golden State as it approaches the west portal of Tunnel 18.