Engineer and RP contributor Dan Klitzing eases Train 533 South at Maggie, and meets the 82 Local with an ex-UP GP38-2 leading.
An ex-UP GP38-2 sits idle waiting for a signal off of 50 Lead to head to East Oakland.
Oakland's Coach Yard switcher has been pressed into road service and leads Train 535 down Jack London Square and towards San Jose. I think the AMTK 507 is in dire need of another repaint, she's lo... (more)
The ex-ATSF GP7, OTR 97 waits for the next line of duty on a stunning December morning.
A holiday wreath adds a slight decorative touch to a lightpole as we are now 7 days from Christmas. Amtrak 711, from Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley rolls Southbound through the Square, see... (more)
Five! Five EMD's, four of which of the SD9043MAC model all face forward as they lead a 55-car empty auto train North towards Oakland, on the homestretch in Jack London Square.
John rode the CZ and quickly got off to go to the front and snap this photo. To see other views of that trip, click here>
Northbound Captiol #532 to Sacramento rolls up Jack London Square on a crystal clear pre-TurkeyDay afternoon in the Bay Area.
Adding TAMA #33, The Tamalpais (coincidentally the name of a nearby mountain), to Los Angeles bound Amtrak #11 at the Wood Street Station which would soon be shut down by the Loma Prieta earthquak... (more)
Foamers and "normals" line the Embarcadero for UP 844's trip South... May 22nd, 2009, what could be the most memorable railfanning day I've ever had......
MAC ATTACK! Yeah.. Of the 90 variety! Two SD9043MAC's lead a Northbound empty auto train up Jack London Square on another beeeeeautiful November afternoon in the Bay Area.
A lone SW1500 takes a quick stroll up Jack London Square and back to West Oakland with grain loads in tow.
It's 1984 and the Jacks (DDA40Xs) are back from storage, and running on the former WP. An eastbound freight prepares to depart Oakland in the late hours of the evening.
The sunset graces it's orange hues on the West Oakland Yard as an Eastbound auto train prepares to depart. The Bay Bridge is active at the time of the photo, but, right now sits quiet after a repa... (more)
Almost done! The multi-level parking garage is ALMOST completed at the Amtrak station in Oakland/Jack London Square, as Train 530 arrives from the Coach Yard to pick up passengers and head ... (more)