WP 's last hurrah F7s running down the Altamont pass en route to Oakland
Covid-19 has drastically cut back trains on Altamont Pass. Here we see one of 2 Eastbound Weekday Altamont Corridor Express trains shoving towards Stockton on a very hot summer day.
Unfortunately only a short train.
Crossing over the original 1915-built, Western Pacific Railroad bridge, ACE 6 ascends Altamont Pass as it heads east for its final destination of Stockton.
With looming thunderheads providing the backdrop, ACE 4, the first eastbound train of the day, curves through Altamont Pass and over the original 1915-built, Western Pacific Railroad bridge on its... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
WP's worn out F7s race down the Altamont pass toward
A hot UP westbound rolls past the west switch of Altamont siding with the SP line visible at right.
Union Pacific 7741 crosses an impressive trestle as it leaves Altamont Pass and enters Livermore, California. In the hills behind the train, wind energy is being created by numerous windmills.
A Union Pacific manifest train winds its way through the sweeping curves of Altamont Pass as it heads east out of Livermore, California. The recent rains have brought life to the normally dry brow... (more)
Shortly after reaching the summit of Altamont Pass, this 25-car manifest train snakes its way through the green California hills on its way to San Jose, California.
The first of three outbound Altamont Commuter Express trains crosses over the former Southern Pacific right-of-way on Altamont Pass. The train is in push mode as it heads from San Jose to Stockton... (more)
A pair of SD40-2s lead a UP local eastbound toward Stockton on a cold morning in December. In the foreground is the old Southern Pacific right of way.
A pair of SD40-2s in Altamont Pass.
7:36:28 AM. A grayish morning on Altamont Pass as ACE train #5 traverses the Diablo Range, carrying commuters toward the southeast SF Bay area.