Exiting Tunnel 5 1/2 on its approach to King City, UP 1988 leads an El Paso, Texas-bound empty auto train down the ex-Southern Pacific coast line on a perfectly clear morning.
It's not SP's beets with a brace of SD9's but a reposition auto rack from Milpitas, CA to Nogales, AZ will do. UP's Coast Sub south of San Jose has been dwindled down to baretables and empty autos... (more)
Amtrak 11 heads around the S-curves at Metz in the heart of the Salinas Valley. There's so many great shots on this stretch of the Coast Line, but unfortunately a lack of consistent traffic aside ... (more)
This is at or near "Metz", a few miles south of Soledad, CA in the Salinas Valley, just off of old US-101. Amtrak 11 (the Coast Starlight) has just blasted out of a strangely out-of-place tunnel o... (more)