It's a beautiful, spring day on Cuesta Pass as the sound of two General Electric locomotives straining to pull a heavy train upgrade echoes off the hillsides. The louder than normal chugging of tw... (more)
Dropping downgrade through Chorro, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight prepares to enter the Goldtree horseshoe curve as it snakes its way off Cuesta Pass toward its next station stop of San Luis ... (more)
Dropping downgrade between Serrano and Chorro, UP 8812 snakes its southbound auto train through the twists and turns of Cuesta Pass.
Having just completed a trip around Cuesta Pass' iconic Goldtree Horseshoe Curve, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight slices through the green hills as it approaches its next station stop of San L... (more)
Dropping downgrade out of Tunnel 11, UP 8812 leads an El Paso, Texas bound empty autorack closer to the end of its trek over Cuesta Pass and into North Chorro as it slows to a crawl. The train wil... (more)
Dropping downgrade between Serrano and Chorro, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight cuts through the hills of Cuesta Pass as it snakes past a forlorn steel trailer that has long been abandoned on t... (more)
Dropping downgrade out of Serrano, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight negotiates the twists and turns of Cuesta Pass as the elevated dwarf signal that protects the siding at North Chorro sits in ... (more)
Passing some of the last remaining, active searchlights on CTC territory in California - Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight decends through Tunnel 11 and into North Chorro on a windy afternoon on... (more)
Exiting the 722-foot long bore of Tunnel 11, UP 5767 leads a southbound autorack train into Chorro on a breathtaking afternoon on Cuesta Pass. One of the more lengthy trains to utilize this pass, ... (more)
This is a mid-train helper. A Roger Puta Photograph
A Roger Puta Photograph
Amtrak's Coast Starlights Nos. 11 and 14 meet on the mountainside of Cuesta grade at Chorro, Calif. on Oct. 8, 1996 as southbound No. 11 exists Tunnel No. 11, the last of six tunnels on the descen... (more)
The Helpers are shoving hard, pushing a detoured manifest up the Cuesta Grade as the sun set's on the Cuesta Grade
The Union Pacific WELSLZ led by UP 5423 slowly rolls down the Cuesta Grade as it goes through Chorro on an approach towards San Luis Obispo, CA.