Oilcans making a day run down the coast.
The Northbound starlight has some patriotic flare with the addition of the Veterans Unit, AMTK 42.
Empty bar tables that have been combined with light power from Milpitas make an impressive consist for a rather dormant coastline. Fall foliage is starting to reveal it's self as this consist wait... (more)
With Islay hill providing a strong background, the southbound Coast Starlight splits the fields of the Edna Valley.
A UP business train makes its way up to Oakland.
The southbound starlight passes a Union Pacific business special aboard the former Southern Pacific Stanford.
Sunning itself in San Luis Obispo, Califonria, is Southern Pacific SD9E 4327. Built by EMD in January 1955 as SP SD9 5378, this unit was renumbered SP 3856 in the 1965 renumbering. When rebuilt/... (more)
A silver tail brings up the end of the coast starlight. These former California Zephyr cars have been spared from the scuppers torch and are available to charter.
Looking a little beat up, the coast starlight charges north with five private cars from the Santa Fe, Rio Grande, and the California Zephyr .
Stainless steel silver solarium
A former California Zephyr vista dome, along with other classic railcars make up the tail end of todays northbound starlight
Remarks: Built in 1951, this Santa Fe sleeper is housing musicians for the "Root's of the rails" tour. Here the envoy is seen departing San Luis as the sun descends.
A trio of SD60M. Note the red strip still on 2290.
After the 505 lost it's HEP, it was placed upfront for the rest of the duration to LAUPT. This Train was carrying 5 cars as a part of the "Root's of the Rails" special.
Western Pacific heritage on a officers special in SLO