Dropping downgrade off Cuesta Pass, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight crosses the original 1894-built, ex-Southern Pacific Stenner Creek Trestle that spans the 930-foot long gap between hillside... (more)
Amtrak No. 11, the southbound Coast starlight on time and just before sunset, passes Summer Beach.
Hours late, the Coast Starlight is about to reach the end of the climb out of the Sacramento River Canyon, around 20 minutes after departing Dunsmuir.
Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, negotiates the curves of the Elkhorn Slough as it carries the private cars "Silver Splendor," "Overland Trail" and "Plaza Santa Fe" on the rear - all bou... (more)
What a crazy consist to start 2017 with!! The previous night, Amtrak 14 departed Dunsmuir, CA and hit a rock slide just north of town, damaging the lead unit beyond use. Because of the incident, a... (more)
Skirting the Pacific Ocean on a beautiful afternoon along the west coast, Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, races across the 811-foot long trestle at Gaviota as it heads for its next stat... (more)
Down five plus hours and counting leaving Los Angeles, No. 14 The Coast Starlight usually passes Ventura around noon. Today it rolls past the kite surfing beach in Emma Wood State Park and into th... (more)
Having completed the full 180-degree turn that is the Gold Tree Horseshoe Curve, AMTK 193 and 510 slug the northbound Coast Starlight upgrade into Chorro on a hot afternoon on the Central Coast.
The Coast Starlight descends the Cuesta Grade outside of San Luis Obispo. PPE on.
The first light of day appears on the eastern horizon as the Amtrak Lakeshore flies past the NYC bracket intermediates at Swanton. August 21, 2017 was eclipse day across America, but it was also s... (more)
For a couple of months in the spring, Grass Lake on the Shasta Route is an actual lake due to snow melt. The northbound Coast Starlight is nearing the summit of the Southern Cascades on Memorial D... (more)
The Coast Starlight rolls in the shadow of Mount Shasta on Memorial Day weekend 1995.
The Coast Starlight twists and turns the meandering down grades of the Santa Lucia range.
Running about 4 and a half hours late. Amtrak #3 descends down the Cajon Pass with the Phase IV Heritage unit, Amtrak 184.
The afternoon sun glistens off the southbound No.14, the coast Starlight, as it travels through the ranch lands on the outskirts of San Luis Obispo.