As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire fills the sky, UP 9906 leads a rail train south out of Carpinteria for Seacliff where it will meet Amtrak 769 before continuing on to Oxnard. The sun, trying i... (more)
And here we see Amtrak's Coast Starlight in its natural habitat: a late summer evening, the mountains shrouded in ocean mist, seagulls peacefully gliding along, and a lone individual walking in th... (more)
First afternoon on the Coast Line! After seven days of railfanning the Oregon Trunk, the Shasta Line, Donner, Tehachapi, and Soledad Canyon, I was ready to relax a bit. It was quite the relief to ... (more)
UP's OWPDO "Oil Cans" head around the S-curve on the south end of the Carpinteria Bluffs on a gorgeous morning.
The Guadalupe Hauler makes it's twice a week trek northward up the ex-SP Coast Line with a four-pack of SD60Ms up front.
Southbound Repo train IOALBR takes a stroll along the Pacific Ocean south of Carpinteria with five units including a CN SD70M-2 for power on a hot Sunday evening.
Northbound "Pacific Surfliner" skirts along Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve before returning to the oceanside views.
Amtrak 769 heads through the beach at Carpinteria in the late afternoon as beachgoers look on.
A northbound Union Pacific local skirts the bluffs above the Santa Barbara Channel along the Pacific coast.
While waves crash on the beach below, Union Pacific's Gemco Yard to Guadalupe Turn makes its way north on into Carpinteria on UP's Santa Barbara Subdivision.
A dummy "cabbage" loco. is being used as the baggage cab-car.
SP 9259 teams up with an SD45 and another tunnel motor to hustle a westbound Coast Line freight across Carpinteria Creek.
Cotton Belt tunnel motor 9164 is on the point as the Coast Starlight crosses Carpinteria Creek as the sun sets on the Santa Ynez Mountains.