Coast Starlight detour train #11 rolls south through Mojave Yard on Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision. The reroute was due to bridge replacement in Santa Barbara, CA.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight, hours late as usual, makes its way over Salt Creek almost silently during a brief break in a snow storm. The deep snow made most of the line inaccessible, but I'm willing... (more)
Coast Starlight #14 is about to enter the short Soledad Tunnel on the Coast Line just north of King City.
The North bound "Coast Starlight" running a bit late climbs to the summit at Grass lake, Mnt Shasta makes a very senic backdrop!
Amtrak President Gunn's Tehachapi Special just finished going through the horseshoe curve. A BNSF piggyback train can be seen waiting at the siding below. "Coast Starlight" is making an extremel... (more)
Just a few minutes of usable light remain as northbound Coast Starlight #14 arrives at the south portal of Tunnel 5 1/2 aka 'The Soledad Tunnel' on the former SP coast route.
A nine-hour late southbound Coast Starlight (broken rail the night before in Oregon) meanders underneath Mount Shasta, a landmark usually only seen by moonlight (if at all).
For the first time in 30+ years, a scheduled passengar train operates over Tehachapi Pass, seen here as Amtrak's Coast Starlight snakes its way toward Caliente.
An extremely rare movement, Amtrak's Coast Starlight is seen here making its way through the Soledad Canyon. Nikon D70, 24-120mm. www.bayarearailroading.com
An on-time Coast Starlight is on the tangent between MacDoel and Dorris, CA. A looming and chilly Mt. Shasta watches over the Butte Valley.