UP 7762 and UP 7778 lead a southbound empty auto train through Santa Clara, destined for San Ardo on the Coast Line. Taken from the newly-opened center platform. (Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Sigma 17-5... (more)
What a consist! Four newly rebuilt SD40-2's pulled the MRVSJ south through Alviso. Today's set consisted of 1606, 1603 (both snoots), 1550, and 1552.
A washout occurred near MP 14 on the SERA Santa Cruz Branch, caused by heavy rains, saturated soil, and a badly clogged culvert!
The UP North San Jose Switcher switching tank cars at Univar on Junction Ave.
The Hollister Local switching a large cut of cars in the Watsonville Junction yard.
A southbound loaded ballast train splits the searchlight signals just west of Aromas, CA on a crisp February afternoon. Note the new ties laid along the main track. The entire UP Coast Sub is in... (more)
Southbound UP MRVSJ at Alviso.
A southbound ballast train passes Alviso as it heads for Hollister, CA to service the Hollister Industrial Lead.
NS 9834 led today's SB Amtrak Coast Starlight, surprisingly the whole way from Seattle to Los Angeles, without being taken off the point. I caught it this morning passing through Alviso (north of... (more)
A five-hour late Coast Starlight tries to make up as much time as it can as it passes through Alviso at sunset.
UP 1983 paid a rare visit to the lonely yard at Watsonville Junction in Pajaro, CA this week. It was on a ballast train and tied down in the yard in this photo. The UP Coast and Santa Barbara Su... (more)
A head-on shot of the daily MRVSJ passing through the Fremont-Centerville Amtrak Station.
The BNSF Warm Springs Local arrives at the UP Warm Springs Yard in Fremont after a long trip almost entirely on UP trackage rights. The second unit is a brand new ES44C4, BNSF 6642.
A double-ended Capitol heads north out of the Silicon Valley, towards Sacramento. AMTK 503, a Phase-V P32-8BWH, is pulling on the north end for an unknown reason.
The MRVSJ-08, led by a duo of SD9043AC's, approches Alviso just before sunset.