Autos along the Coast: A empty autorack repositioning move rolls along California's central coast just south of Carpinteria. These repo trains are some of the only through freights that sti... (more)
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. As Siemens SC44 Chargers continue t... (more)
Rolling through the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, UP 7823 leads the southbound oil cans on a daylight run along the coast. Despite one of the three units not working properly, the crew has b... (more)
Its another great morning in Carpinteria as Amtrak 761, with a trio of Amtrak California cars and the CDTX 2051 on the rear, skirts the Pacific Ocean as it rolls through the city's namesake Bluff... (more)
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.