While home i was able to catch the usually nocturnal "Oilcans" as they arrived into SLO. After a quick crew change, they will head north to Wunpost for loading. The restored SP freight h... (more)
Remarks: It took a bit of running to catch this shot, but i finally got the view of Stenner Creek Trestle with the Coasts signature train. Behind the oilcans, we see groves of avocados and wine gr... (more)
The cans pass around the famous horseshoe curve of the Cuesta Grade on a warm June morning.
Northbound Cans charge up the Cuesta Grade.
The oilcans struggle up the Cuesta grade and will eventually stall out, requiring assistance from the SLO based helpers. Searchlights still protect a few spots on this pass.
The Oilcans pull out of slo with a new SD70ACe
Oilcans making a day run down the coast.
Some former Espee power sits in Slo, ready to reattach to it's train after releasing a string of cars.
The Oilcans head north across Stenner Creek trestle.
With former Southern Pacific power bracketing, the oilcans climb the Cuesta Grade. UP 6310 is former SP 264 and 6319, SP 273.
The last cans of the year make a surprise daylight appearance in San Luis.
SP lives on the Coastline
The northbound Coast Cans race north through Santa Margarita with clear sailing ahead.
Union Pacific's empty unit tank train is returning for another load as the empty's are seen racing up the Coast Line at Somis on a warm late afternoon.