Amtrak 712, led by the "Point Bonita" makes a stop in Merced on a fine day. The red-shirted guy is the engineer reboarding after checking for plow damage. Apparently the train hit a small object... (more)
What minutes ago was Amtrak 715 will become Amtrak 716 hours later. BNSF maintenance north of Fresno makes this the San Joaquin terminal for now.
Taken aboard Amtrak San Joaquin Train 712. At Milepost 1026, we pass a BNSF intermodal train at speed.
Birds flee from the path of 702 as it brakes for its stop in Merced.
The silhouette of an Amtrak hoghead frames the approach of BNSF 4924 West at Sharon.
CDTX 8303 'Mount Diablo' on an unusually sunny December day.
Train time at Modesto on a breezy summer's eve.
A southbound freight train crosses the river at dusk.
The morning train to Sacramento at MP 1005.0. "Figarden", by the way, is how the AT&SF used to spell this siding's name.
Amtrak 2004 West (715) rolls by Amtrak 96 East (716), which will perform the "Merced Shuffle', a reverse move back onto the main.
CDTX 8303 'Mount Diablo' leads a five-car San Joaquin on an unusually sunny December day. http://www.railpictures.net/photos/matt_mealer/