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The Oilcans
Union Pacific/Southern Pacific's famous Nocturnal Tank Train in all of its glory along the coastline
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Photo ID: 659283

Snaking its way toward Paso Robles, UP 7078 leads the loaded oil cans in the evening light south for a date with the San Luis Obispo-based helpers at Santa Margarita.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE AC6000CW
Location: Paso Robles, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7078
Train ID: ODOWP-23
Photo Date: December 23, 2015


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: May 28, 2018

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Photo ID: 659128

Union Pacific No. 2747 stops for a crew change in front of the Southern Pacific Station for the rest of the run to Wunpost and a refill. The helper set is in the spur to the left and is nor needed... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 659126

Union Pacific No. 2747 pulls westbound up one track to make a crew change at the Southern Pacific Station.The cans pass the Railroad Museum in the old freight house and the Ampen on the left where... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 659108

A ray of sunshine peeks through a rain shower as the Cans cross over the Stenner Creek trestle. After unloading in Los Angeles, the Cans are headed back to Wunpost for refilling.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: ET44AH
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2747
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: May 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 654162

Rolling through the undulations of Seacliff siding, Union pacific No. 7823 exits the east end with the Cans.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, United States
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 21, 2018


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Apr 07, 2018

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Photo ID: 645718

Rolling through the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, UP 7823 leads the southbound oil cans on a daylight run along the coast. Despite one of the three units not working properly, the crew has b... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Carpinteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: OWPDO-21
Photo Date: January 22, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jan 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 645613

With only two of their three units operating properly, the southbound oil cans slink through Summerland making the most of the dispatcher's decision to run them ahead of Amtrak 778 and 782 out of ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Summerland, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 7823
Train ID: OWPDO-21
Photo Date: January 22, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Jan 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 642273

Northbound Oil Cans heading back to Wunpost, the San Ardo oil fields, passes through the Thomas Fire Burn Area at Faria Beach. The Thomas Fire at 280.000 plus acres and 86% contained is the larges... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70AH
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 24, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Dec 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 639037

The cans are out and about on this Thanksgiving Weekend.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Gaviota Coast, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 639036

The cans traverse the Carpenteria Bluffs on a midday run on the Thanksgiving Weekend.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Carpenteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

Views: 936
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Photo ID: 639034

Family's enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend with a day at the beach.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 2544
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 25, 2007


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 25, 2017

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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 638039

On a morning roll by through the coastal strawberry fields, the loaded southbound oil cans are heading to Los Angeles for unloading.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Ventura, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 02, 2017


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By: Chris Mohs

Added: Nov 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 634279

Battling the grade off Gold Tree horseshoe curve, UP 8094 leads 65 empty oil cans into the southern end of the Chorro siding as the coast line's iconic freight train prepares to meet Amtrak's sout... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 15, 2017

Views: 1,638
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Photo ID: 633955

A Roundhouse No More... UP 8094 leads the northbound ODOWP-10 into San Luis Obispo on a warm, fall afternoon as the head end passes the remains of the once bustling roundhouse here. Origin... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 12, 2017

Views: 3,973
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Photo ID: 633951

A Wye No More... Struggling upgrade toward the famous Gold Tree horseshoe curve while crossing over the 1894-built, 930-foot long Stenner Creek Trestle at the southern base of Cuesta Pass,... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8094
Train ID: ODOWP-10
Photo Date: October 10, 2017


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Oct 12, 2017

Views: 2,497
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Favorited: 12

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