A pair of former SP tunnel motors and a Rio Grande GP40-2 take a Roseville to San Jose manifest past Pinole, California in March of 2002. The t-motors were in their last days of service. First for their age, and second for the closing of the yard at San Jose just two years later.
UP's Cal-P line to Oakland passes through a very scenic several miles between Martinez and Richmond, where trains run a water-level route along the San Francisco Bay. Here, one of 12 daily Capitol Corridor trains leans into the curve at Hercules.
An Oakland-bound Capitol Corridor slows to a crawl as it approaches an unusual double yellow signal aspect at CP Hercules. Just around the bend, a UP maintenance crew was replacing the piles on the Pinole Creek bridge.
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