WP's worn out F7s race down the Altamont pass toward
A hot UP westbound rolls past the west switch of Altamont siding with the SP line visible at right.
Union Pacific 7741 crosses an impressive trestle as it leaves Altamont Pass and enters Livermore, California. In the hills behind the train, wind energy is being created by numerous windmills.
A Union Pacific manifest train winds its way through the sweeping curves of Altamont Pass as it heads east out of Livermore, California. The recent rains have brought life to the normally dry brow... (more)
Shortly after reaching the summit of Altamont Pass, this 25-car manifest train snakes its way through the green California hills on its way to San Jose, California.
The first of three outbound Altamont Commuter Express trains crosses over the former Southern Pacific right-of-way on Altamont Pass. The train is in push mode as it heads from San Jose to Stockton... (more)
A pair of SD40-2s lead a UP local eastbound toward Stockton on a cold morning in December. In the foreground is the old Southern Pacific right of way.
A pair of SD40-2s in Altamont Pass.
7:36:28 AM. A grayish morning on Altamont Pass as ACE train #5 traverses the Diablo Range, carrying commuters toward the southeast SF Bay area.
Amtrak F40 229 and 348 lead the Talgo Train, along with three SP business cars, westbound over UP's former Western Pacific Altamont Pass line on Oct. 8, 1994. The Talgo cars were on a nationwide p... (more)
The Roseville to San Jose Manifest passes over Altamont Pass road and the former SP right of way as it crosses the Greenville Trestle on its decent of the west slope of Altamont Pass.
Easy tonnage for an SD70M.
California Poppies and the emerald green grass sways in the breeze on a warm Winter morning on Altamont Pass, where a detouring Coast Starlight rumbles East uphill over the Greenville Trestle.
Each spring the UP often deadheads passenger equipment to Omaha that has been stored for the winter in Oakland. The Omaha winters are tough on paint because the paint and the metal react to cold d... (more)
Detouring "Coast Starlight" with iconic windmills above.