The last SP "Coast Daylight" Train #98 leaves Palo Alto on its way to Los Angeles on the eve of Amtrak.
A southbound Caltrain commuter train has just left Redwood City and is a minute out of its station stop at Palo Alto on the run to San Jose.
SP SDP45 3201 on the point of No. 98, the southbound Coast Daylight, as the train arrives in Palo Alto in August 1970. The 3201 still has the L-shaped engineer's windshield. Kodachrome-X
Pairs of Train Masters on the SF Peninsula were rare, but this was a "Big Game" Cal-Stanford football game special waiting for the game to end at Palo Alto. TMs 3029 and 3027 are in charge of 15 b... (more)
Young folks boarding northbound perhaps to get to the Gay Pride parade in San Francisco.
Most passengers get ready to board the arriving train, but one just does not care. (Note the Southern Pacific Lines crest above the door to the station.)
And hey, I just noticed, there's a re... (more)
A southbound "baby bullet" passes what to my eye is an "art deco" style station, apparently undergoing interior restoration or renovation.
Racing the Sunday evening shadow North out of Palo Alto SP Train Master #3031 is on the way to San Francisco after crossing San Francisquito Creek.
A Sunday afternoon consist passes thru Palo Alto, slightly overpowered. The large tree next to the track is El Palo Alto, the tree reputed to be the source of the city's name.
Caltrain # 164 passes over the San Francisquito Creek Bridge which was built in 1902 as a northbound train approaches in the opposite direction.
A midday CalTrain makes it way north to San Fran
This is a "farewell to the Harrimans" fantrip.