Amtrak 11 departs San Luis Obispo with the last ride of the Pacific Parlour Cars riding mid-train like usual this afternoon.
Following its early arrival into San Luis Obispo, Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, highballs the central coast community with an on time departure as it passes the remains of the Souther... (more)
"Columbia Valley's Last Ride." The inside of the Pacific Parlour Car "Columbia Valley" is empty for a brief 20 minutes as passengers take the chance to stretch their legs on the platform of... (more)
Calling on San Luis Obispo...One Last Time. After serving the Santa Fe and Amtrak for more than 60 combined years...the final day of revenue service for the Pacific Parlour cars has arrived... (more)
After serving the Santa Fe and Amtrak for more than 60 combined years...the final day of revenue service for the Pacific Parlour cars has arrived. Beginning life in 1956 for the Santa Fe as cafe c... (more)
Passing the remains of the once bustling, Southern Pacific roundhouse in San Luis Obispo, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight rolls out the final miles into town approaching its next station stop.... (more)
Amtrak Helps Out: In mid January of 2018, mudslides along the coast south of Santa Barbara forced the closure of Highway 101 for more than a week, driving many people to turn to Amtrak for travel ... (more)
It's a warm afternoon in San Luis Obispo as lucky passengers aboard the ex-California Zephyr dome cars "Silver Lariat" and "Silver Solarium" take up a chance to stretch their l... (more)
An autorack train passes some of the remaining searchlights in CTC territory on the Coastline.
An autorack train twists down the Cuesta Grade with after meeting Amtrak 14 at Chorro.
Snaking Down Cuesta. As the Blue Cut fire continues to ravage Cajon Pass some 250 miles away, UP 7373 leads the detouring QWCRVB downgrade off the Gold Tree horseshoe curve and toward the S... (more)
With its layover in San Luis Obispo complete, Amtrak 796 exits the Amtrak spur track and trundles onto the Coast Subdivision as it makes its way to the depot to load up.
Photo taken from the Edna Rd bridge.
SP's SLO freight house late in the afternoon back in the early 70's.
Battling the grade off Gold Tree horseshoe curve, UP 8094 leads 65 empty oil cans into the southern end of the Chorro siding as the coast line's iconic freight train prepares to meet Amtrak's sout... (more)