AMTK 11 had some UP power added to assist the Starlight down the rest of the Coastline.
Light power sits with the SLO helpers
Some light power came in from the south last night and has tied up next to UP 2430. Happy National Train day from San Luis Obispo!
UP 4507 arrived this morning on a southbound bare table reposition. UP 2430 is also pictured on the helper spur.
A four pack of SD70 series sit alongside a duo of previous generation power. UP 2430 on the right is a SD60M in helper service.
The Southbound Starlight heads into Edna Valley.
Another 70 car empty autorack leaves San Luis Obispo in the afternoon. This train had some extra power already out of Milpitas but picked up two other units in SLO that came up on another repositi... (more)
Former SP 367 Accelerates out of San Luis Obispo. This former unit looks pretty good on home rails, considering the nearly 20 years of service and post merger with Union Pacific has done to it.
I saw UP 6311 leading the oilcans around Thanksgiving 2013, so it was a treat to this old piece of Southern Pacific leading an empty auto train down the Coastline two years later. The train is acc... (more)
The Southbound starlight snakes around the curves of The Cuesta grade.
Coast Starlight 11 winding down the Cuesta grade.
I Managed to catch both starlights and a Hi-railer while mountain biking on the Cuesta grade today. The hills are staring to turn to a golden brown as summer appears to be approaching as Coast Sta... (more)
The north bound Coast Starlight departs San Luis with AMTK 467, a unit from the Cascade transets of the Pacific Northwest.
This empty auto train stalled on the Cuesta Grade this afternoon requiring the assistance of the SLO helper pool. Some early EMDs descend the grade to a crew change at the depot.