Auto racks soon will be tackling the 2.2% incline of the Cuesta Grade.
A rather unusually late afternoon auto rack thunders past Mission San Miguel. This is the 16th of 21 California Missions and was established on July 25, 1797. This location reminds me so much of t... (more)
We're not in Kansas anymore...UP AMPEPR-27 leaves slo with a KCS mac that came into Milpitas earlier this week.
Some nice standard cab power leads the southbound Starlight. Note two baggage cars.
Empty autos are being held for Amtrak traffic to clear the main before heading south.
AMTK 11 had some UP power added to assist the Starlight down the rest of the Coastline.
Light power sits with the SLO helpers
Some light power came in from the south last night and has tied up next to UP 2430. Happy National Train day from San Luis Obispo!
Southbound racks climb the Santa Maria Valley, into Casmalia.
UP 4507 arrived this morning on a southbound bare table reposition. UP 2430 is also pictured on the helper spur.
A four pack of SD70 series sit alongside a duo of previous generation power. UP 2430 on the right is a SD60M in helper service.
Auto racks head to the coast! The 5th unit out is BCOL 4618, now adorning CN colors.
Former SP 367 Accelerates out of San Luis Obispo. This former unit looks pretty good on home rails, considering the nearly 20 years of service and post merger with Union Pacific has done to it.
I saw UP 6311 leading the oilcans around Thanksgiving 2013, so it was a treat to this old piece of Southern Pacific leading an empty auto train down the Coastline two years later. The train is acc... (more)