Passing Starlights. The daily ritual, at least when both trains are on time, takes place in front of the beautifully resorted Southern Pacific freight house here in San Luis Obispo as Amtra... (more)
The last rays of sunlight shine over the hills of San Luis Obispo as a fresh crew takes control of this Council Bluffs to Oakland passenger deadhead. The train will meet seven other passenger cars... (more)
Amtrak's Coast Daylight climbs the 2% Cuesta Grade just north of SLO.
SP power sits at the north end interlocking with road power on the left and helper power on the right getting ready to start placement in the train for the Cuesta grade north of town.
SP power sits in front of the old SP depot at SLO with a motor car in front.......it's to bad that Amtrak put one of their station signs on the east side.....although that would be a collectors it... (more)
Way before the UP/SP and way before any thoughts of a 4014 replacement at Pomona the 3105 is the rear unit behind two SP brethren on the SLO engine track.
Amtrak's Coast Daylight at Football Ave. near Cal-Poly southbound splitting the SP searchlight signals.
Amtrak No. 120 leads No. 11, the southbound Coast Starlight into the San luis Obispo SP station as Amtrak No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight departs.
Light power for potentially one of the last oilcans hangs out in SLO after being brought up from Guadalupe. The "oilcans" have been running the Coastline from San Ardo to Dolores with th... (more)
The meeting of the Coast Starlights at San Luis Obispo.
The "Roaming the American West" business car special has just finished making a quick crew change and is departing SLO, passing the former roundhouse site.
A BNSF special graces the Coastline with a nice train of company varnish and Patrick Henry cars.