The last Capitol of the day has just departed Sacramento. It is about to rattle over the diamond with the Yolo Short Line. The shortline trackage was originally electrified, using a third rail.
A tardy northbound Coast Starlight is arriving at Portland, Oregon in summer 1994. The Steel Bridge is owned by Union Pacific. The lower deck carries rail traffic, while the upper deck has a roadw... (more)
A westbound Amtrak Capitol curves along San Pablo Bay at Pinole, California, on March 12, 1995. The train is led by GE P32BWH “Pepsi Can” No. 500, with another P32 is on the east end of five Horiz... (more)
Amtrak Train #311 streaks past P-Hill on the UP Sedalia Sub. behind a rare B32-8WH leader. The former Pepsi Cans don't call this territory home very often, and the 500's presence was necessitated... (more)
Flying low, the eastbound Southwest Chief highballs the crossover at East Double A, Arizona on the first day of Fall 1996.
More than half way through its trip down the Central Valley, CDTX 2051 slows its four car set making up Amtrak 716 this evening as it approaches the Corcoran depot for its scheduled station stop. ... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr blast off from the station stop at Galesburg. The next station will be Burlington, IA, on the Ottumwa Side. 20 of these 500 series locomotives were delivered to Amtrak i... (more)
Rolling out of San Luis Obispo just a few minutes down, Amtrak 790, lead by the AMTK 510 with the private car "Silver Splendor" directly behind it, passes the site of the Southern Pacifi... (more)
After getting word that a Dash-8 was heading north shoving on the rear of Amtrak 777 from San Diego to Los Angeles, I made it a point on this afternoon to get out somewhere to see if it stayed on ... (more)
The westbound Amtrak Pennsylvanian rolls across the Rockville bridge
In the early afternoon, a "Pepsi Can" GE races eastward with a San Joaquin at Knightsen, CA.
An eastbound San Joaquin coasts to a stop in front of Amtrak's ex-Santa Fe depot in Stockton.
The southbound Starlight runs slightly late into Kelso for a stop. I haven't seen one of the older Dash-8's lead in awhile and it apparently crapped out before getting to California.
Some yard power and a long haul.
Commercial power problems resulted in trains needing diesel power to get to their destinations. This Dash 8 is leading an AEM-7 into Baltimore.