The empty return train to Trona rolls past the dry lake beds and Trona Pinnacles.
The empty return train to Trona with 3 former SP motors on point.
The loaded afternoon train out of Trona nears the UP interchange at Searles.
The loaded afternoon train out of Trona runs past the Trona Pinnacles campsites.
The Guadalupe Hauler heads south with 4 locomotives and 8 cars. This edition has two T4s bookending the consist.
After a meet with AMTK 14 at Serrano Siding where the crew change took place, the Talgo Funeral trains continues south. The two sets are headed for scrap in LA. WSDOT retired all of the Series 6 t... (more)
A rare sighting of "helpers" return to the Cuesta Grade on Valentines Day 2021! Since the oilcans stopped running, SLO no longer has a helper set or crew based out of the station. Two mo... (more)
A work train moves north with MOW equipment that was doing track work near Gaviota.
A not too common occurrence takes place as all three tracks in slo are filled with equipment. Tracks 2&3 are filled with MOW equipment, one being the NB rock train used to fill the washout north o... (more)
Empty baretables snake down the Cuesta Grade.
A work train climbs the horseshoe curve of the Cuesta Grade. The South Chorro siding is still protected by US&S searchlight signals.
Trains and rain are rare in San Luis Obispo, CA. Today, a NB work train shuffles cars around the SLO Yard, which at this point has been turned into a lake.
For my birthday, KCSM 4753 leads a candy cane SB empty ballast train on the Coastline. The train came north the previous evening, laying ballast between Gaviota and Guadalupe. The sugar plant, whe... (more)
UP 1117 leads a decent set of loaded cars of the Lompoc Branch.