Category: California

City of St. Louis

City of St. Louis

Los Angeles–St. Louis City of St. Louis at Summit, Calif., 1955.

Completing the second half of its step-two m…

Completing the second half of its step-two move, Amtrak 1761 prepares to head south back to the Oxnard depot to complete its station work after being ordered by the DS to make a two-step in the siding to meet Amtrak 774. While normally a cabcar would point on the point for this move, this morning finds a P42 on the point with the private cars “Silver Splendor,” “Pacific Trail” and “Overland Trail” trailing as they make their weekend jaunt up the coast as part of the Santa Barbara Vino Train. The awkward meeting at Oxnard comes following the siding at Ventura filled with Union Pacific maintenance of way equipment staged for a bridge replacement project just north of the Ventura station.

October 07, 2017

Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, n…

Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, negotiates the curves of the Elkhorn Slough as it carries the private cars “Silver Splendor,” “Overland Trail” and “Plaza Santa Fe” on the rear – all bound for Los Angeles following their time participating in the Cascades Daylight 2017.

June 28, 2017

Prior to the west coast being slammed by sto…

Prior to the west coast being slammed by storms in early 2017, the ex-Southern Pacific (SP) coast line looked fairly tranquil in scenes such as this one brought to you just north of Gaviota. Looking down the two-tone grey paint and white lines of the 1950-built, ex-Union Pacific chair car “Pacific Trail,” with a little imagination one can see a brightly colored GS-4 on the head-end leading a spotless train of stainless steel orange and red cars through the twists and curves along the coast as Train No. 99, the northbound Daylight, heads toward its next stop of Surf. While the Daylight might be hard to imagine, Amtrak’s horizon transit with the veteran’s painted cabbage and a pair of private cars isn’t too shabby.

February 04, 2017

The 2013 AAPRCO “Napa Valley Limited,&rd…

The 2013 AAPRCO “Napa Valley Limited,” made up of 21 privately owned passenger cars, races south toward its final destination of Los Angeles.

Gaviota, CA

October 05, 2013

The AAPRCO “Napa Valley Limited”…

The AAPRCO “Napa Valley Limited” crosses the World Famous Keddie Wye as it begins its journey down the Feather River Canyon on a cloudy September afternoon.

September 29, 2013

Amtrak 71 leads the AAPRCO Napa Valley Limit…

Amtrak 71 leads the AAPRCO Napa Valley Limited through the Feather River Canyon as it exits a natural tunnel west of Belden, California.

September 29, 2013

It’s the end of the line for the tardy…

It’s the end of the line for the tardy Grand Canyon Limited as passengers offload and the crew prepare for clean up on track 12 at Los Angeles Union Station.

May 19, 2012

ATSF 3751 with the Grand Canyon Limited begi…

ATSF 3751 with the Grand Canyon Limited begins the climb up Ash Hill on the final day back to Los Angeles.

Siberia, CA

May 19, 2012

Santa Fe Grand Canyon Limited heads north ou…

Santa Fe Grand Canyon Limited heads north out of Parker, Arizona as it crosses over the Colorado River, and the Arizona/California border.

May 19, 2012