Coasting along California's beautiful Pacific Coast, the UP Business train passes me at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo. This is certainly a great spot to catch the length of the train with the coast, bu... (more)
For a period in the Spring of '16, coal volumes had dropped so low that even the nearly GE-exclusive Northern California began seeing the EMD road power that was usually to the Powder River Basin.
An evening San Joaquin skirts along the San Pablo Bay at sunset.
As waves off San Pablo Bay gently crash into the shore a westbound Amtrak Capitol Corridor service, train 745, hustles into Rodeo on its journey from California's State Capitol to San Jose, CA.
Running just ahead of a high priority North Bay Z train, BNSF's Alliance, TX to Oakland stacker snakes its way towards Richmond.
Amtrak 5, the westbound California Zephyr, glides through a curve at Rodeo led by P42DCs #11 and #185.
An eastbound Amtrak California Capitol Corridor train glides along the shores of San Pablo Bay at Hercules. Leading is cab car #6962.
Notched-nose SD70M 5231 leads the day's valuables past the bay-side oil refineries of Rodeo.
A low mounted headlight SD70ACe leads 93 platforms of double stacks along the Carquinez Straits and past the gigantic Conoco-Phillips refinery in Rodeo.
The Auburn bound Capitol #536 shoves East towards the huge Conoco-Phillips refinery.
The massive Conoco-Phillips refinery continues to do its thing while a Westbound stack train bound for the Port of Oakland rolls along the edge of the Carquinez Straits.
One-hundred-and-thirty-nine platforms of double stacks roll West into the setting sun along the Carquinez Straits with the massive Conoco-Phillips Refinery hard at work in the background.
Westbound Train #5 rolls past the Valero Refinery in Rodeo, while still skirting the edge of the San Pablo Bay.
The last light of day glints off the side of an Amtrak California train, powered by more conventional Amtrak GE unit.