Here Union Pacific 1989 leads the SOAWC through the Salinas Valley on a very clear winter day. Seems like the CEOs aboard could be snacking on some fresh lettuce as they approach King City, CA.
Amtrak's premier west coast passenger train, the Coast Starlight, hugging the eastern edge of the Salinas River Valley passing fresh lettuce crops. Train #14 is seen here running northbound approa... (more)
A southbound vechicle train is seen climbing at Welby-between King City and San Lucas.
At this point the coast temporarily climbs out of the Salinas Valley up Welby Hill. UP 5035 is in charge of a Montclair bound manifest.
Amtrak 74 leads the northbound Coast Starlight just south of King City. The train is creeping along through a 10mph slow order, but will soon be up to 60mph and higher enroute to its next station... (more)
The Santa Margarita Turn approaches a tunnel along the Coast Line.
The Santa Margarita Turn passes between the target signals in King City.
UP 5220 with new style cab, leads an empty ballast train. Oxnard to Elsey.
rare appearance of 2 Caltrain units on the Coast Starlight. In addition to 908, we see 926 with Amtrak 503 and 118.