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A Union Pacific manifest heads northbound on the Coast Line at San Lucas, California in April of 2002. The fleet of UP SD70M's have just supplanted the last of the SP power. Gone are the days of SP locomotives.
Southern Pacific 371 leads the outbound "oil cans" at Bradley, California in November of 2000. The big AC4400CW is lugging this oil unit train from the Mobil wells at Wunpost to the port at Long Beach. The train is often elusive in daylight, often running the length of the Coast Line...
SP 9817 leads a northbound intermodal at Sargent, California in June of 2000. What I wouldn't give for a time machine right now. UP just eliminated through freights on the Coast Line, and has plugged the sidings with stored cars.
Three GP40-2's take the southbound "Santa Margarita Turn" past produce fields near San Ardo, California in August of 2000. The three geeps will have no problem handling the one car train today. ;)
A pair of pure Southern Pacific GP40-2's lead the "Santa Margarita Turn" past Harlem on the Coast Sub in November of 2000. Some fall colors dot the river as it winds down the valley to Santa Margarita. Harlem is about four miles south of Soledad, California.
This is called excitedly getting out of the car and forgetting your focus! =p
I remember we caught up with the torch relay train at Gilroy, California after it was held for a evening CalTrain commute train. The focus still sucks, but the subject material was still worth a JPEG. May of 1996.
The Southern Pacific "Monterey Local" heads for home while passing Elkhorn, California in May of 1996. This local which ran from Watsonville Junction to the Monterey Branch has been wiped off the books due to low carloadings.
Amtrak #18 has the honors of leading the Coast Starlight. This was once the pride and joy of Amtrak West as far as the long distance trains. Amtrak #18 and the second locomotive have crossed over the bridge at Milepost 43.1 that goes over Hwy. 507. The train is pretty much on-time due to the...
Hard to believe I drove 200km to see this piece of junk. Im being sarcastic/common-sense of-course as I love it! This has to be one of the strangest units in Saskatchewan: M420R(W) ex-Maine Coast originally P&W via NREX, always #2004. The story I hear with these units is that MLW sold them...
Where has this box car been hiding the Seattle & North Coast railroad was dissolved in 12/17/1984 has CIC markings for Cedar Rapids & Iwoa City maybe its been running around on a short line hauls back east i caught this on a northbound manifest going thru Edmonds Wa.
Over eight hours late due to a detour over the UP and BNSF via Keddie and Bieber, the Coast Starlight receives passengers at Klamath Falls, Oregon. This is the same time in the afternoon that the northbound Shasta Daylight would have called on Klamath.
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