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  1. CalTrain Arriving

    CalTrain Arriving

    CalTrain arriving at the San Jose station.
  2. Not Missouri Pacific

    Not Missouri Pacific

    South Orient was a shortline operating former ATSF branches in Western Texas using a number of ex-CNW GP7s painted in Mopac colors. This is not one of them however, as they were sold off to nearby Fort Worth & Western and converted into Gensets. This is a former NP unit that was put on...
  3. Ethanol Cans

    Ethanol Cans

    UP 6055 leads a long string of empty ethanol cans eastbound along the San Francisco Bay. The mid-afternoon light wasn't the greatest, but I've long wanted to get a shot of a freight train at this spot. Beggars can't be choosers.
  4. Hays Street Bridge S.A. Texas

    Hays Street Bridge S.A. Texas

    Hays Street bridge at San Antonio Texas. Good place for over head shots of Del Rio Sub Main 1&2.
  5. Hays Street Bridge S.A. Texas

    Hays Street Bridge S.A. Texas

    Hays Street bridge at San Antonio Texas. Good place for over head shots of Del Rio Sub Main 1&2.
  6. Amtrak San Joaquin #717

    Amtrak San Joaquin #717

  7. San Diego Steam Special II

    San Diego Steam Special II

    3751 southbound along the bluffs in Del Mar
  8. Two Crossings in One

    Two Crossings in One

    The South City Switcher rumbles across 3rd Street in San Francisco. Not only is it running down a street itself, it's also crossing a diamond on the street running stretch of MUNI's T-Third Street line.
  9. Taste the Rainbow

    Taste the Rainbow

    Several of MUNI's historic PCC fleet bask in the sunlight at the Mission Bay maintenance facility. Car 1008 in the foreground is part of MUNI's original fleet and is a likely candidate for restoration. It can operate under its own power but is in bad shape.
  10. A Pretty Pair

    A Pretty Pair

    San Francisco Belt's Alco S2's gleam in the sunlight of a fine October day.
  11. PCC Tail Light

    PCC Tail Light

    The amber tail light of a San Francisco MUNI PCC car glows as it pauses at a street corner.
  12. CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    CZ Varnish at Bayshore

    The old California Zephyr dome "Silver Solarium" trails on the rear end of a SP 2472 steam special in December of 2002. The dome observation looked great with the matching train of stainless steel coaches as they roll past Bayshore, California.
  13. Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt at San Ardo

    Cotton Belt 9666 leads the Union Pacific "Santa Margarita Turn" near San Ardo, California in February of 2002. Rain clouds are not far off in the distance on this day.
  14. Waterfowl and tunnel motors

    Waterfowl and tunnel motors

    The UP Roseville to San Jose manifest creeps around the curve at Alviso, California in May of 2001. Two ducks fly overhead as this is the bottom of San Francisco Bay.
  15. 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.
  16. Rolling to Hollister

    Rolling to Hollister

    The Southern Pacific "Hollister Local" rolls towards its namesake city in September of 1996. The local has drawn a single GP40-2 for the flat and slow run on the Hollister Branch.
  17. A Sort of Homecoming

    A Sort of Homecoming

    SP's headquarters were located at 1 Market Street in San Francisco. It seems only appropriate, then, that ex-SP equipment can still be found working the last remaining industries in the city that still ship by rail. Here's the South City Switcher running down Quint St. in the heart of SF's...
  18. Pacifics in the sunshine

    Pacifics in the sunshine

    SP 2472 and SP 2467 pose in the sunshine at Hunters Point shipyard in January of 2003. This would be the last grand event of the Golden Gate Railroad Museum in San Francisco, California before moving to Niles Canyon.
  19. Why settle for one Pacific?

    Why settle for one Pacific?

    A rarity. Two identical Southern Pacific 4-6-2's are steamed up at the Golden Gate Railroad Museum in January of 2003. This would be the last steam event held at the San Francisco, California location. The 2472 has moved to Niles Canyon, and the 2467 is housed inside the railroad museum in...
  20. C&NW cars on CalTrain

    C&NW cars on CalTrain

    A set of ex-Chicago & Northwestern gallery cars pull up to the San Antonio stop in Mountain View, California in June of 2001. These old C&NW gallery cars pinch hit for CalTrain's own coaches. CalTrain's gallery cars were being rebuilt by Alstom during that year. 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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