Following a 'mainline-plug,' which I quickly learned as the honey bucket truck pulled alongside the train was not related to any air hose connections, Amtrak 11 finds itself parked in the Oakland ... (more)
In Service for Eighty-Two YearsAmtrak’s train #5, the westbound San Francisco Zephyr, has made its afternoon arrival at the old Southern Pacific 16th Street Station in Oaklan... (more)
After spending more than an hour in the Oakland Coach Yard having a "mainline plug" addressed, Amtrak 11 pauses at Jack London Square to complete its station work before continuing south... (more)
With the coming of the new Siemens Chargers...this trio of F59PHI's has their days numbered as they are seen between trips at Amtrak's Oakland Coach Yard.
With the overly wet winter in Northern California just about over, CDTX 2103, a new Siemens SC-44 Charger awaiting service on the Capital Corridor and San Joaquin lines, sits quietly in the privat... (more)
CDTX 2101, a new Siemens SC-44 Charger sporting the Amtrak California paint scheme, shoves a cab car out onto the wye and becomes the first unit of its class in the state of California to operate ... (more)
Loc pullig Eastbound Capitol Corridor to Sacramento, its final destination
528 train just catched together with the 530 due to the delay of the first one coming from San José.
Taken with permission
Strolling through Jack London Square in the morning light, Amtrak 11 approaches the station prior to being chased down by an Oakland yard switch crew with the private car "Montana" to add to the r... (more)
East meets west as SP and Conrail units pull a train west along San Pablo Bay.
Amtrak heads down the streets of town.
Following its return trip to Oakland from Sparks, NV, the privately owned passenger car "Virginia City" sits on the rear of Amtrak 5's consist as seen from the inspection pit running the... (more)