Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, gallops across the trestle and over the beach at Gaviota with a couple oddball engines for power.
While another day ends on California's Pacific Coast, UP's Guadalupe Turn crew has only just begun their duties as they bring 27 cars of freight south to Gemco Yard outside of Los Angeles.
The southbound Coast Starlight pauses at Santa Barbara as it nears the end of it's Seattle-LA journey. Leading the way is a Dash 8, not a common leader.
The southbound Guadalupe Turn operates on some of the most scenic territory for photographs that you'll find, with the daylight portion of its trip being along or near the Pacific Ocean more often... (more)
After making its scheduled station stop, 774 heads south over the 101 freeway at Ventura.
As they approach the siding at Camarillo to meet Amtrak 761, OWPDO heads through a long stretch of farmland in the heart of Ventura County.
The Oil Cans prepare to cross over the 101 freeway at Ventura.
UP's OWPDO "Oil Cans" head around the S-curve on the south end of the Carpinteria Bluffs on a gorgeous morning.
The Coast Line's primary use these days is passenger traffic and locals, but occasionally a repositioning move sneaks through. Here, an IOALBR carrying empty intermodal flats from Oakland to Long ... (more)
The typically-nocturnal southbound oil cans make a daylight appearance in Santa Susana Pass on their way to the South Bay for unloading.
Dusk falls on the California Coast as the southbound Coast Starlight runs around the LOF66 at Oxnard.
A westbound DODX move nears its final destination as it enters UP rails at Moorpark. Foreign power rarely leads on the Coast Line, making this a unique scene.
Evening autos head down the Coast Line as rare (for this region) storm clouds offer a dramatic appearance against the Pacific Ocean.
The Guadalupe Hauler makes it's twice a week trek northward up the ex-SP Coast Line with a four-pack of SD60Ms up front.
The Triple Seven charges out of the station at Ventura and begins it's trip along the namesake stretch of the Coast Line with the usual Surfliner set in tow.