Running a couple of minutes early, the Southbound Coast Starlight rounds the curve around collapsed and abandoned Tunnel 10 on Cuesta in San Luis Obispo.
A long UP manifest just emerged from Tunnel 5 at Cliff Siding in the Tehachapi Mountains. The rear of the train can be seen in the shadows further down the hill.
The Westbound California Zephyr is about to cross Old Donner Summit Road after emerging from Tunnel 41, the "Big Hole".
Westbound out of Shed 10 and onto the Butte Canyon Bridge.
An uphill BNSF train passes the 12 derailed boxcars just before tunnel 2 in the Tehachapi Mountains. A few telegraph poles were brought down too, unfortunately.
Eastbound through Cisco, this long train consisting entirely of covered hoppers is in Tunnels 39 and 38, while Tunnels 4 and 3 sit on the outside as part of the original Central Pacific line.
Nice golden brown color on the Tehachapi mountains now as a BNSF double stack ascends the grade near Allard. The end of the train and it's DPU locomotives can be seen down the hill from this vanta... (more)
The Crockett Rocket heads west past the Carquinez Bridges to switch some refineries in Richmond and Rodeo.
Eastbound Union Pacific Manifest over the Butte Canyon Bridge about to enter Shed 10.
The Niles Canyon Railway steam special crosses the Farwell Bridge that carries the line over Alameda Creek and Highway 84.
Train time at Westley, the train has stopped to switch around some cars but won't be using the old SP water tower here!
A morning ACE train leaves the valley and passes over other commuters leaving the valley by way of Patterson Pass Road.
BNSF Stack train makes good time between Ilmon and Bena after rolling out of the Tehachapi mountains.
A long UP freight rolls downhill through Tunnel 2 with the rear of the train stretched back to Allard.
BNSF empty flats head East ahead of the rain at Bacon Island Road.