Skirting the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve in the "golden hour" light, Amtrak 796 heads south along the coast line with a soon-to-be gone motor - AMTK 456 - shoving on the rear.
The morning fog is breaking up as Union Pacific No.7899 with an Auto Repo slides down the Carpenteria Bluffs.
The NPCU Cabbage, Salute to Veterans attired unit, trails the Northbound Amtrak Extra No. 765 to Santa Barbara. With Hwy 101 now reopened this train will probably be discontinued.
The Coast Smokelight. Working back up to track speed, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight parallels the coast as it heads north toward Carpinteria under the erie shadow of the Thomas Fire'... (more)
The cans traverse the Carpenteria Bluffs on a midday run on the Thanksgiving Weekend.
The private rail car "Cyrus K. Holiday," named after the founder of Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, skirts the Pacific Ocean on a cool afternoon along the Carpentaria Bluffs as it... (more)
Due to having one helper unit and one road unit quit at Cuesta Grade in San Luis Obispo County, the Cans are late on this Memorial Day. The cans were doubled down from Santa Margarita to San Luis ... (more)
Skirting the ex-Southern Pacific coast line along the Carpentaria Bluffs, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight lives up to its namesake as it heads toward its next station stop of Santa Barbara.
Oil on the coast. The oil cans from the San Ardo oil fields to the north travel by rail past Venecos Oil Pier which serve's the Oil Platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Amtrak No. 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, highballs along the Carpenteria Bluffs just after sunset.
A SD59MX (a nice change from the slew of SD70M's that have been on this hauler for the last year) leads the LOF67 northbound through the bluffs near Carpenteria on it's way to Guadalupe.
Along the Carpenteria Bluffs the northbound Guadalupe local climbs from beach level. From Ventura to the Bluffs the Coast Route follows the shoreline between the beach and the coast foothills.
The Coast Starlight, No. 14 , northbound in the fog along the Carpenteria Bluffs with ATSF Business Car No. 33, the Tamalpais, adding a touch of class.
The Union Pacific Board Of Directors Special has become a Engineering Department Special. The sun is trying to break through, but the fog is very persistent, as the Special traverses the Carpenter... (more)
Northbound Auto Racks climb the hill to the Carpenteria Bluffs on the scenic Coast Route.