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    Drone following Military Train - San Luis Obispo, CA

  2. Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    Honey, this doesn't look like Salinas

    The southbound Coast Starlight is over ten hours late after a detour over the Oregon Trunk at Gibson, California. A tunnel fire in Oregon's Cascades necessitated the reroute. The UP locomotive on the point was added at Portland due to the cab signal system in the Columbia River Gorge. Next...
  3. east_bay_alex

    UP ZG2OA at Dutch Flat, CA with Centerbeam Flats?

    Precision Based Railroading at it's best? Definitely unique to see a premium intermodal with a long string of empty centerbeam flatcars at the end.
  4. east_bay_alex

    Fremont, Alviso, Niles Jct & Niles Canyon Railway's Train of Lights 2018

    Here is a relatively long and detailed video of East Bay and South Bay railroad action along former Southern Pacific lines through Fremont on the Centerville line, Coast Sub, Niles Sub, Warm Springs, and Niles Canyon Railway's Holiday Train of Lights. Thanks for watching! Feedback is welcome...
  5. Museum Piece

    Museum Piece

    The SD45-2T now preserved at the California State Railroad Museum rolls toward Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. June 19, 1990.
  6. Westbound Illuminating the Benicia Bridge

    Westbound Illuminating the Benicia Bridge

    Highlighted by a westbound UP Z-Train making it's way to Oakland. This train must've been close to 2 miles long as it took nearly 5 minutes to pass! This is the daily ZNPOA. Camera Settings: 70mm (crop sensor) f/4.5 ISO 100 30 sec exposure Remote shutter release
  7. east_bay_alex

    Quickie at Bahia with a UP Autorack

    Thanks for watching! As always please feel free to leave feedback on areas for improvement or where I am doing well.;)
  8. east_bay_alex

    Rainy Day at Pinole

    A rainy day at Pinole made for some great shots of train on the Cal-P. Included are many Amtrak California trains, a new Siemens SC-44 Charger, EB Coal Empties, and WB Double-stacks. Enjoy! Please leave feedback for improvements or stuff I'm doing well. I apologize for the wind noise...
  9. No water today

    No water today

    The water tank at Hooper, California has seen better days. In just a few years, rail service will cease.
  10. Amtrak California Zephyr At Roseville

    Amtrak California Zephyr At Roseville

    Amtrak California Zephyr making passenger stop at the Roseville Depot.
  11. DGNO variety

    DGNO variety

    A good representation of the smaller Dallas, Garland & Northeastern power at the shops (Espee SD45s can be found in Denison) . Ex-CNW California Northern GP15-1 being painted in new corporate colors, RP20BD re-build from a NW GP40 that looked just like the Missouri & Northern Arkansas...
  12. Nahalle

    UP Sunset Route in California...

    Passing freights in San Timoteo Canyon near Redlands, California. Love the SD70ACe in the lead!
  13. Tunnel # 16

    Tunnel # 16

    The rear dome car California Zephyr (Silver Solarium)on the snowtrain to Leavenworth Wa.for the tree lighting enters the tunnel under Everett Wa. next station stop before heading up the hill.
  14. CB&Q Calf.Zephyr

    CB&Q Calf.Zephyr

    The CB&Qs California Zephyr ( Silver Solarium )at track speed around the corner at Everett Wa. the tail end of the Snowtrain to Leavenworth Wa. for the tree lighting.
  15. California Northern twins

    California Northern twins

    Two Geep-15-1s pull a string of tank cars and autoracks eastbound thru the north edge of the mall and main route # 12 in Aberdeen Wa. hey you want anything from the drive thru?
  16. Cruzing the Mall

    Cruzing the Mall

    Two California Northern GP-15-1s cruz by the edge of the mall and along the four lane highway at the east end of the town of Aberdeen Wa.with a load of tank cars and auto racks.
  17. Fillmore & Western's newly restored #14 simmering nice and purty

    Fillmore & Western's newly restored #14 simmering nice and purty

    Waiting in yard for train order.
  18. Fillmore & Western's newly restored #14

    Fillmore & Western's newly restored #14

    Newly restored #14 stretches her legs during a XMAS tree run.
  19. Smoking at Sandcut

    Smoking at Sandcut

    UP power climbs the short hill at Sandcut as it approaches Bakersfield.
  20. PSAP At POGH


    PSAP 3876, 3802, and Cal Northern 110 At POGH near the Myrtle St Crossing. 110 is just ahead of 2099 (out of picture) preparing to shove a string of boxcars and centerbeams back towards the Aberdeen yard. 3876/3802 are Awaiting orders. Cell Phone pic, so low quality is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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