Crew change in San Luis Obispo for Amtrak No. 14. the southbound Coast Starlight to Los Angeles. The Starlight has 2 new Siemens ALC-42 No.322 and No 319 leading a short 5 car train. A Pacific Sur... (more)
New Amtrak ALC-42's #309 and #308 lead the southbound Coast Starlight out of San Luis Obispo.
Rolling along California's Central Coast is Amtrak train 14, the westbound Coast Starlight heading from Los Angeles to Seattle. On this first day of 1994, the train is powered by 10% of th... (more)
Sunny In San Luis Obispo. On the afternoon of July 25, 2020, both Amtrak Coast Starlights (Trains 11 and 14) were changing crews in San Luis Obispo, California at the same time. Train 14 (L... (more)
Amtrak train 14, the northbound ("westbound" on the Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles Division) makes it stop in San Luis Obispo as it makes its way from Los Angeles to Seattle. A pair of recently... (more)
It was the Seventies. A time when one could pull into a service station and the attendant would fill your tank, check the air and oil, and wipe your windshield. And all for 39.9¢ per gall... (more)
A slightly late 14 catches the last rays of sun on an overcast December day. The slight delay ate up all the remaining sunshine i was hoping would illuminate a following loaded rail train. The res... (more)
UP traffic on the Coast Line is pretty dismal these days. Last month, a loaded ribbon rail train added broke up the lull in traffic. After following AMTK 14 out of town, UP 5045 passes the searchl... (more)
FREIGHT RETURNED TO THE COAST (temporarily)! A rerouted Guadalupe hauler takes cars from the Santa Margarita turn down to Guadalupe from Bradley, CA. This train normally runs from the south, but a... (more)
Amtrak No. 11 the southbound Coast Starlight rolls across The Stenner Creek Trestle to San Luis Obispo after descending the Cuesta Grade.
After a station stop and Crew change in San Luis Obispo Ca, Amtrak No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight climbs through Chorro on the Cuesta Grade.
A late Coast Starlight 11 has finished its descent down Cuesta Pass and is arriving in San Luis Obispo
Cuesta Hauler entering SLO on its way back to Guadalupe
Throw back shot to the Coastline circa 2015. This was back when UP ran regular empty autos and well cars on the coast. Former SP 232 does the honors leading today.