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Far from a "good" photo, but an interesting story. My 16-year old son Austin (austinjacox here on RRF) is traveling from one set of grandparent's near Centralia, WA, to his other set near Oakland, CA, on Amtrak's Coast Starlight, by himself. I am spending the weekend at Crescent Lake...
Amtrak's "Coast Starlight" heads southbound between Soledad and King City, California on the Coast Line in April of 2002. The train has drawn an Amtrak-California F59PHI or "rocketship" as named by the train crews for its styling.
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...
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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