The Coast Starlight descends the Cuesta Grade outside of San Luis Obispo. PPE on.
The Coast Starlight twists and turns the meandering down grades of the Santa Lucia range.
Empty autos are still rolling down the Cuesta Grade. I was briefly home in San Luis Obispo and able to catch a train rolling down the mini horse curve on route to a crew change in SLO.
The Coast Starlight rolls downgrade into San Luis Obispo around the mini horseshoe curve.
Weaving through the golden Cuesta Hills three big road motors contend with gravity as they lift the westbound 'oil cans' up Cuesta grade on California's Central Coast. Cuesta has always been the m... (more)
With the thick marine layer still shrouding Chorro and the San Luis Obispo Valley UP 7619 peaks around the curve leading to the 'little horseshoe', catching the first rays of the morning.
A controlled burn at Camp Roberts gives the Cuesta grade a spooky, smoggy hue to a rather beautiful day. The repo train picture will wait at Chorro siding for AMTK 14 before continuing south.
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)