Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight eases towards Oakland's Jack London Square with a Charger locomotive in the lead, a first for the west coast train. It's only a matter of time before the aging ... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr charges eastbound at the Benicia Bridge with Amtrak #301 leading three new ACS-64 locomotives towards Sacramento and points east to Chicago. This is the first time one o... (more)
Amtrak's Coast Starlight cruises northbound through Oakland's Jack London Square, with heritage unit #160 in the lead. This is the first time this locomotive has passed through the Bay Area wearin... (more)
A southbound commuter charges out of San Francisco at the beginning of rush hour with an F40 in the lead. The first stretch of running out of 5th and Townsend depot is under the 101 Freeway. After... (more)
These empty picnic benches are a sign of the times at the Salton Sea (at left) visitors area. The Salton Sea is California's largest lake and is the result of a flood in 1905. What was once though... (more)
The Nevada Northern certainly knows how to put on a good show. This scene was captured during an organized night shoot with lighting by Steve Crise. www.alexramosphoto.com
Mt. Tamalpais looks down on the San Francisco Bay Area during sunset while our train, the westbound California Zephyr skirts along San Pablo Bay. Four private dome cars (Silver Solarium, Silver La... (more)
UP 3787 charges west at the headend of a mixed manifest train as in blasts into Norden Snowshed on California's Donner Pass Route. Fun times on "The Hill," indeed! www.alexramosphoto.com
After a day of running through deserts, over mountain passes, and through the urban areas of cities, the locomotives of the westbound ZNPOA get a rest under a serene night sky at Berkeley, CA.
Tower 18. One of the busiest junctions in the world.
The last rays of light shine off the nose of the CNW heritage unit as it leads the ZNPOA around a curve at Gold Run on Donner Pass.
The CNW heritage unit leads the ZNPOA westward at Switch 9 on the former Southern Pacific's Donner Pass route. The crew, which boarded at Sparks, NV will run the train all the way to the San Franc... (more)