Heading north toward its stop in Modesto, California, CDTX F59PHI 2014 pulls a four-car Amtrak San Joaquin, train 717, toward its final destination of San Jose. This train originated in Ba... (more)
The EMD F59PHI locomotives are becoming a rare breed in California these days. CDTX 2014 departs Bakersfield on time with its Emeryville California bound train.
Guillermo Sanchez © 2014
The last time I was in Emeryville was in 1998 while waiting to change from the Zephyr to the Starlight. I tried a couple hand-supported night photos on 35mm slide film. Needless to say, they did... (more)
California's Central Valley feeds the nation, and passenger service is provided by Amtrak's San Joaquin trains. Train #717, behind Amtrak California F59PHI 2002, crosses an irrigation cana... (more)
Operation Life Saver F40 in her last days of Amtrak service.
Train time at Modesto on a breezy summer's eve.
Amtrak 717 pulls into the depot at Merced on a hot evening.
Close-up of faded and peeling paint on the nose.
During a one-hour mechanical delay [yaw damper].