Some heritage on the last day of 2013
So long 2013
Oilcans pass idling helper power in South San Luis.
Urban reuse. Build in 1912, Railroad Square has managed to avoid the wrecking ball and now serves as a multi-use facility for local commercial business. A former T&NO caboose sits where track use ... (more)
Helpers sit south of the San Luis Obispo station as the oilcans pass by on their way to San Ardo.
The starlight heads south, passing the wine country of the central coast.
Empty well cars sit in the South San Luis yard.
Empty well cars sit in South San Luis Obispo on track #2. After passenger traffic clears, this string of empty cars will make it's way down to the LA basin for loading.
Empty well cars split the vineyards of Edna Valley. This train is following a late southbound coast starlight as the winter sun sets.
Route of the Hiawatha in SLO, crossing Stenner Creek.
Amtrak's Heritage I on the Coast Starlight
Amtrak's Coast Starlight on the Stenner Creek Trestle.
Nothing like Tunnel Motors palm trees and the old water tank at SLO to make your SP experience complete.