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  1. UP mainfest at San Lucas

    UP mainfest at San Lucas

    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.
  2. E's on the doubletrack

    E's on the doubletrack

    Union Pacific 951 takes a business special up the Coast Line at Carandero just a few miles from Gilroy, California. The E's still took charge of the business specials as seen here in April of 2001.
  3. Some oil cans in daylight

    Some oil cans in daylight

    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...
  4. SP SD70M's at Sargent

    SP SD70M's at Sargent

    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.
  5. Southbound approaching Centralia

    Southbound approaching Centralia

    AMTK 116 on the point of the southbound COAST STARLIGHT slows its train as it approaches the East Maple St. crossing at the north end of the Centralia,WA AMTRAK Depot.
  6. Unlimited Power on the Margarita

    Unlimited Power on the Margarita

    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. ;)
  7. Salinas River and the Margarita

    Salinas River and the Margarita

    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.
  8. Westbound SP at the slough

    Westbound SP at the slough

    Southern Pacific 9817 leads a mid-afternoon train of containers westbound at Elkhorn, California in August of 1999. The SD70M's were the last new EMD's ordered by SP before the Union Pacific merger.
  9. Union Pacific Olypmic fever I

    Union Pacific Olypmic fever I

    Before UP 1996 was a Daylight inspired heritage locomotive, it was the number of a Olympic inspired SD40-2. Here UP 1996 leads the northbound torch relay train at Elkhorn, California in May of 1996.
  10. Union Pacific Olympic fever II

    Union Pacific Olympic fever II

    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.
  11. SP Monterey Local heading home

    SP Monterey Local heading home

    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.
  12. Amtrak's Coast Starlight

    Amtrak's Coast Starlight

    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...
  13. AMTRAK 50 (P42DC)

    AMTRAK 50 (P42DC)

  14. Amtrak 14 at Salt Creek

    Amtrak 14 at Salt Creek

    Amtrak #14, the Northbound Coast Starlight, crosses the Salt Creek Trestle near Heather on UP's Cascades Crossing.
  15. The AGR At Macmillan, AL

    The AGR At Macmillan, AL

    The Alabama Gulf Coast Railroad (AGR) 1208 SW1200 switcher works the small yard at Macmillan, AL on a warm Alabama Summer day.
  16. Thunder Rail

    Thunder Rail

    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...
  17. Seattle & North Coast

    Seattle & North Coast

    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.
  18. Standing in for the Shasta Daylight

    Standing in for the Shasta Daylight

    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.
  19. Coast Starlight at Mission Tower

    Coast Starlight at Mission Tower

    Train #11, the Coast Starlight, pulls through the East Bank Jct. and past Mission Tower as evening falls on the approach to LAUPT in 1984.
  20. Snow Train?

    Snow Train?

    If only(Sigh). Amtrak's Coast Starlight heads down hill towards Winlock carrying some of the older Amfleet equipment that was used on the replacement talgo trains earlier this fall.




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