Category: California

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, Californi…

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, California taken from cab of F7A 306 pulling Train #2 the San Francisco Chief. ReAr engine is chopped nose Alco #840 on August 26, 1967

ATSF freight in siding at Caliente, California taken from cab of F7A 306 pulling Train #2 the San Francisco Chief. ReAr engine is chopped nose Alco #840 on August 26, 1967 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta photograph

Western Pacific’s final w/b “Cal…

Western Pacific’s final w/b “California Zephyr” at Portola, CA on 3/22/70; trailing is dome-sleeper-obs “Silver Crescent.” Doug Wornom photo

The “California Zephyr” is seen …

The “California Zephyr” is seen here traveling over the Western Pacific near Hearst, California in March, 1970, just prior to the train’s cancellation.  Drew Jacksich photo.

WP 805A with Zeph on Altamont 3-70….. …

WP 805A with Zeph on Altamont 3-70.....

WP 805A with Zeph on Altamont 3-70….. by Drew Jacksich

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Altamont Pass, March 1970, passing under what was then Highway 50

Western Pacific FP7 #804-D leads the origina…

Western Pacific FP7 #804-D leads the original “California Zephyr” through Livermore, California during February of 1970 (about a month before it was discontinued). To the left is the now-abandoned Southern Pacific line through Niles Canyon. Drew Jacksich photo.

Western Pacific’s “California Ze…

Western Pacific’s “California Zephyr” (Chicago – Salt Lake City – San Francisco) departs Fremont, CA in 8/69.  Drew Jacksich photo.

SP 3204 on the City of San Francisco arrivin…

SP 3204 on the City of San Francisco arriving in the morning to begin our eastward trip.
Fairfield, CA
7/24/1969

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