With it's crew change complete, the San Joaquin Starlight highballs Bakersfield's original, ex-Southern Pacific station for its run up the Central Valley. In reality, this is Amtrak's north... (more)
Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight twists and turns between Russ and Ravenna as the long distance train climbs through the ex-Southern Pacific Soledad Canyon. Part of the original North... (more)
Passing Vanishing History. Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, No. 14, drops downgrade through Clear Creek Ravine and passes the ill-fated Tunnel 4 as it detours over Tehachapi Pass. Rocke... (more)
Amtrak 14 approaches the south end of Woodford siding as it makes its way across the 4th crossing of the Tehachapi Creek riverbed on a warm, summer's afternoon. On days like this it's hard to imag... (more)
Passenger Service Returns to "The Loop." Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, eases through Tunnel 9 as it exits the world famous Tehachapi Loop on a hot summer afternoon.
The Starlight Slices Sandcut. Throttling up for the climb up onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley, Amtrak's detouring northbound Coast Starlight banks through the final curve on the Moj... (more)
Amtrak's Coast Starlight, masquerading as the 'San Joaquin Starlight' during a one day detour in September 2013, has entered the east end of what was once Tunnel Half, located in the heart of the ... (more)
Hustling north across the over 100-year-old bridge here at Bradley, Amtrak 14 heads north toward its next station stop of Salinas as it carries the private cars Puget Sound and Sierra Hotel on the... (more)
Skirting the ex-Southern Pacific coast line along the Carpentaria Bluffs, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight lives up to its namesake as it heads toward its next station stop of Santa Barbara.
Far from its home rails along the coast, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight makes the most of the straight track from Monolith as it works upgrade toward the summit of Tehachapi Pass. On this day... (more)