The eastbound San Francisco Chief is seen at the old Bakersfield station. The crew is being changed, several passengers got on, and the bugs removed from the cab windows after the run down the San... (more)
Seen waiting for another assignment in Bakersfield,
A southbound Z train acclerates out of Bena
A northbound Z train accelerates out of Bena up the grade to Sandcut as the sun sets
The re routed northbound Starlight at Ilmon
The re routed Southbound Starlight at Ilmon
In a rare scene, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight crosses Baker St., and continues its northbound journey after changing crews at the Union Pacific yard office in Bakersfield. The previous deto... (more)
UP5418 pulls a heavy lumber drag up out of Caliente.
Directors special southbound at Bealville
Northbound BNSF train is seen at CP Ilmon
The sun has just shown itself and the Officer Special is right on time leaving Bakersfield, and can be seen in the distance, for it's trip to Los Angeles and then on to Las Vegas.
A evening sunset in the San Joaquin Valley.
The eastbound San Francisco Chief is seen at Bakersfield waiting for it's scheduled departure time
I was fortunate to catch this westbound train descending the pass before heading back to the Bay Area. The evening light at several spots, including Bena as seen here, was fantastic.
The Southern Pacific "San Joaquin Daylight" is seen approaching Caliente on it's final southbound run