Amtrak's Coast Starlight is nearing the end of its scaling of Cuesta Pass as it rolls over the iconic Stenner Creek Viaduct.
Union Pacific's Board of Directors Special has now become a Engineering Department Special. The fog has settled on the Coast Route, as the Special makes it's way through the Wine growing region of... (more)
Union Pacific's Board of Directors Special rounds into San Luis Obispo station where it will tie up for the night. It will continue it's journey to Los Angeles in the morning.
UP reposition auto racks twist and roll down the Cuesta Grade.
The quiet town of San Luis Obispo, California is nestled firmly in the hills of the central coast. It is known for it's quaint downtown, outdoor lifestyle, and being the home of the Cal Poly Musta... (more)
Before heading home on Amtrak, i was able to catch a shot of UP helper power at the SLO depot. It looks like the usual SD60M power has been upgraded to SD70Ms, with a recently repainted UP 5179, b... (more)
Heading southbound in the late afternoon sun, Auto Racks behind Union Pacific 4981, head through the wine growing region of San Luis Obispo California.
Pacific Surfliner No. 761, Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo, turns inland from the coast at Arroyo Grande and goes up Price Canyon to san Luis Obispo.
The northbound Coast starlight crosses over the Stenner Creek Trestle after departing San Luis Obispo.
After a late departure and meeting two northbound trains, UP 6079 approches San Luis is the golden light. This signal continues to smile upon passing trains on borrowed time.
Nothin but empties with SP 187.
Empty cans and windmills.
Oilcans depart SLO
Rolling off Cuesta Grade and to the station stop in San Luis Obispo, California, is Amtrak train #11, the eastbound Coast Starlight. The date is July 3rd, 1974, and SDP40Fs 556 and 551 are... (more)