Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight makes the most of its track speed as it races across the slight incline at Monolith as it approaches the summit of Tehachapi Pass.
Exiting the west portal of Tunnel 5, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight snakes downgrade from Cliff toward Bealville as a Union Pacific signal maintainer pauses from opening the gate to the privat... (more)
Rounding the horseshoe curve at the northern end of the Cliff siding, Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, prepares to enter Tunnel 5 during its decent of Tehachapi Pass. To the left and off... (more)
With the relatively slow speeds of Tehachapi behind it, Amtrak 14, the San Joaquin Starlight, highballs the original Southern Pacific depot in Bakersfield for a race up the heart of the Central Va... (more)
Amtrak 14 shows its length with its head out exiting Tunnel 19 with the last few cars have yet to enter it. This one-day only detour came following a 36-hour maintenance of way window as Union Pac... (more)
With it's journey over Tehachapi almost complete, Amtrak 14 leans into the curve at Sandcut as it climbs onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley while passing a row of original railroad code line... (more)
With the engineer and pilot giving a wave from the cab following their journey over the world famous Tehachapi Loop, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight drops downgrade in Woodford as it crosses t... (more)
Amtrak's Lakeshore Limited rounds the bend after clearing CP 382 and heads east into Rochester. Locomotives:AMTK 188 P42DCAMTK 78 P42DC
The Southwest Chief streaks across some scenic portions of desert on a fine afternoon.
The Southwest Chief makes its way over scenic Raton Pass.
The Southwest Chief rolls along through scenic countryside at speed on its way to the next stop in Trinidad. Wild sunflowers line the road, and a lone house is passed in a very sparsely populated... (more)
The westbound Southwest Chief streaks through the quiet countryside of Colorado, with one of the last active wig wag on a Class 1 protecting the crossing. What a neat piece of "living" history!
In the early morning sunlight, a tardy Amtrak 4 races west through the desert in Darling, AZ.