I Managed to catch both starlights and a Hi-railer while mountain biking on the Cuesta grade today. The hills are staring to turn to a golden brown as summer appears to be approaching as Coast Sta... (more)
The north bound Coast Starlight departs San Luis with AMTK 467, a unit from the Cascade transets of the Pacific Northwest.
This empty auto train stalled on the Cuesta Grade this afternoon requiring the assistance of the SLO helper pool. Some early EMDs descend the grade to a crew change at the depot.
Some run of the mill UP leaves slo. This train stalled on the Cuesta grade requiring the helpers at the right to couple on to the front and assist the train into the station. This traction delayed... (more)
The Watsonville pool power of SD59MXs have all stayed relatively un-tagged and clean over the last year.
The Helpers sit with some extra power, most likely from a repo train that was dropped off in Grover Beach.
With UP 1989, leaving for Arizona. Bishop's Peak and San Luis mountain dominate the background
Racks across Stenner Creek Trestle
An Amtrak DPU, kinda neat yeah? This surfliner locomotive will take a train of private cars back south from San Luis, after hitching a ride with 14 north.
More empty autos from Milpitas
The Guadalupe turn heads south with some new decals
Transfer job In Guadalupe. This train will be taking cars to Santa Maria, which is off the mainline and connected by the Santa Maria Valley Railroad to the interchange at Guadalupe.
More auto rack from Milpitas change crews in slo.
Norfolk Southern Power has made it's way down the coastline, after dropping of a military train at Camp Roberts. The power has made it down to San Luis, where it will be set out on track 3 in and ... (more)
The oilcans have stalled and await the helpers for nearly three hours. Here they come after a crew was found to take them north, coupling to rear under the supervision of some goats