With both units smoking off in the distance, Amtrak 11 begins to slant upwards as it works upgrade off the valley floor and onto the hillside just south of King City. Bringing up the markers today... (more)
The Disney Daylight: SP 4449 and a short train ran from Portland to L.A. for the filming of "Tough Guys"
A Roger Puta Photograph
"Miss Katy" leads 70 El Paso bound autoracks southbound out of Tunnel 5.5 at Metz, just outside of King City on UP's Coast Subdivision.
UP's LRQ53S local heads out of Tunnel 5 1/2 north of King City on the Coast Sub. Leading the way is a former St. Louis Southwestern GP60. The LRQ53S crew normally hauls stone from Watsonville Jct.... (more)
While regular freight traffic has pretty much dried up on the Coast Sub, UP is occasionally routing some "Repo" auto rack trains down it to LA and then from there to points East. Here i... (more)
Here Union Pacific 1989 leads the SOAWC through the Salinas Valley on a very clear winter day. Seems like the CEOs aboard could be snacking on some fresh lettuce as they approach King City, CA.
Amtrak's premier west coast passenger train, the Coast Starlight, hugging the eastern edge of the Salinas River Valley passing fresh lettuce crops. Train #14 is seen here running northbound approa... (more)
Amtrak 74 leads the northbound Coast Starlight just south of King City. The train is creeping along through a 10mph slow order, but will soon be up to 60mph and higher enroute to its next station... (more)
The Santa Margarita Turn approaches a tunnel along the Coast Line.
The Santa Margarita Turn passes between the target signals in King City.
UP 5220 with new style cab, leads an empty ballast train. Oxnard to Elsey.
rare appearance of 2 Caltrain units on the Coast Starlight. In addition to 908, we see 926 with Amtrak 503 and 118.