Comin' around the mountain.
Uncle Pete and Catfish John
Empty Autos snake downhill with an eastern visitor in consist.
Like a ghost from the past, UP 5366 is seen leading SP 187. I haven't seen an unpatched Southern Pacific unit hit the coast since 2007.
A small maintenance train with CSX 8116, visit the coastline.
Remarks: It took a bit of running to catch this shot, but i finally got the view of Stenner Creek Trestle with the Coasts signature train. Behind the oilcans, we see groves of avocados and wine gr... (more)
The cans pass around the famous horseshoe curve of the Cuesta Grade on a warm June morning.
We're not in Kansas anymore...UP AMPEPR-27 leaves slo with a KCS mac that came into Milpitas earlier this week.
A controlled burn at Camp Roberts gives the Cuesta grade a spooky, smoggy hue to a rather beautiful day. The repo train picture will wait at Chorro siding for AMTK 14 before continuing south.
Some nice standard cab power leads the southbound Starlight. Note two baggage cars.
The Northbound Starlight with the addition of two baggage cars today.
The Northbound Starlight with the private car "Dagny Taggart" on the rear. Once a former NYC observation car, it now sports MKT logo at the end.
The Coast Starlight
Empty autos are being held for Amtrak traffic to clear the main before heading south.
Empty autos were held for about half the day until all the Amtraks cleared, then got going around 3:50pm. Here we see the train dashing down the Edna Valley.