What a consist! Four newly rebuilt SD40-2's pulled the MRVSJ south through Alviso. Today's set consisted of 1606, 1603 (both snoots), 1550, and 1552.
Southbound UP MRVSJ at Alviso.
Here Union Pacific 1989 leads the SOAWC through the Salinas Valley on a very clear winter day. Seems like the CEOs aboard could be snacking on some fresh lettuce as they approach King City, CA.
On a great day along the California Coastal Mountains, UP 1989 leads it's 13 car passenger special down the Coast Sub. Here you see it rolling through Bradley, CA.
A southbound ballast train passes Alviso as it heads for Hollister, CA to service the Hollister Industrial Lead.
NS 9834 led today's SB Amtrak Coast Starlight, surprisingly the whole way from Seattle to Los Angeles, without being taken off the point. I caught it this morning passing through Alviso (north of... (more)
A five-hour late Coast Starlight tries to make up as much time as it can as it passes through Alviso at sunset.
A dying breed... UP 1351 splits some of the last remaining searchlight signals in the Bay Area on its way to Milepost 23, leading the Mulford Local.
The Union Pacific WELSLZ led by UP 5423 slowly rolls down the Cuesta Grade as it goes through Chorro on an approach towards San Luis Obispo, CA.
Amtrak 166 leads the Coast Starlight south through the beautiful golden hills of California. This train will soon be tested with some serious grades of Cuesta but I'm sure that won't be as tough a... (more)
The MRVSJ-08, led by a duo of SD9043AC's, approches Alviso just before sunset.
UP 1351, which lived a previous life as DRGW 3096 (blt 4/1972) leads the Mulford Local through the dying breed in the San Francisco Bay Area: Searchlight signals. These searchlights on the ... (more)
Amtrak 14 has cleared five minutes ago, and the south facing signal shows an approach for Northbound movements. The searchlight signals on the UP Coast Subdivision between North Elmhurst and Carte... (more)
Panning shot of CDTX 2015 as it heads north through the salt flats of Alviso, just north of the Silicon Valley. Note the "Repower" decals on the side showing-off the unit's recent rebuild.
ACEX 3104 pushes train 04 north to Stockton as it passes through the salt flats and wetlands north of Alviso.