The Santa Margarita Turn, with two engines, and an equal number of cars hustles down the Coast Sub near San Ardo on it's way south to Paso Robles. A recent storm, that has only finally cleared ou... (more)
Sitting at the famous San Ardo oil fields new power UP 8597 & 8598 await their turn to hook up to the famous California Coast Oilcans for their trip to Los Angeles.
Northbound Amtrak Coast Starlight 14 creates a dust storm in San Ardo, after slowing to let a southbound UP freight head into the siding there.
An empty UP autorack train heads northbound past San Ardo on the former SP coast line in the late afternoon, led by UP 4750 and CSXT 7861.
Santa Margarita local passing an old Holly Sugar - Beet Loader
A late running Coast Starlight #14 passes through a very lonely stretch on the California Coast route, in San Ardo about 30 miles north of Paso Robles.