Amtrak 201 and 198 lug the 9 car Station to Station special up the beginnings of Cuesta Grade as it heads northbound out of San Luis Obispo. You can see the grade continue beyond the lead locomoti... (more)
The Helpers are shoving hard, pushing a detoured manifest up the Cuesta Grade as the sun set's on the Cuesta Grade
Amtrak 817 slowly leads the Coast Starlight down Cuesta Pass and around the Horseshoe Curve. The train will soon be stopped in San Luis Obispo on this beautiful winter day.
A southbound manifest makes its way through the hills of Cuesta Grade towards Tunnel 11 and Chorro siding. It will then descend the rest of the grade to San Luis Obispo to pick up several engines... (more)
A southbound autos train, with a trio of SD70Ms, makes its down Cuesta Grade through golden hills towards Chorro siding, and then the city of San Luis Obispo.
Amtrak 11 works its way around several curves as it approaches the east entrance of Tunnel 10. Tunnel 10 was routed around, and has since had numerous cave ins.
Amtrak's NB Coast Starlight chugs up the Cuesta Grade. It will stop at the north end of Serrano to meet a SB UP manifest.
A Union Pacific southbound manifest negotiates some of the curves on Cuesta Grade as it makes its way towards Chorro. The cows grazing on the hills don't even seem to notice the train.
A union Pacific officers special makes its way up Cuesta Grade. Here the train has cleared North Chorro, has passed through tunnel 11, and is on its way up to Serrano where it will be held for a ... (more)
One of UP's Autorack trains caught winding it's way up the 1.8% out of Stenner Creek Canyon on the Coast Subdivision, approaching Serrano. The siding of Chorro can be seen hugging the hill, belo... (more)
Two SD70Ms lead a north bound autos train into the smaller of the two horseshoe curves on Cuesta Grade. Many thanks to Jeff Abbott.
A north bound autos train makes its way through several curves on Cuesta Grade. Many thanks to Jeff Abbott.
Amtrak 11 makes its way around one of the many curves between Serrano and Chorro on Cuesta Grade. There used to be a set of SP target signals about where the back of the P42 is. I only wish I ha... (more)
The "empty cans" crossing Stenner Creek Trestle, as they begin to tackle the grade and head north for another load of oil.
A clean SD70ACe leads a north bound manifest north out of San Luis Obispo over Cuesta Grade. One more curve before it enters Serrano Siding. Nikon D70, 28-70mm.