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Fremont and Newark

This gallery features railroad activity around Fremont and Newark, California, two cities located in the southern part of San Francisco's Bay Area. Fremont's Warm Springs Yard, built by Southern Pacific in the early 1960s, sits adjacent to the large NUMMI Auto Plant, a joint venture between GM and Toyota. Primarily handling auto rack cars, the yard remains a busy location. Six days a week a BNSF train visits the yard to interchange cars with Union Pacific.

After closure of the yard office in Santa Clara, Newark Yard gained additional importance. Trains operating between Roseville and Los Angeles via San Luis Obispo, over the ex-Southern Pacific route, now change crews here. Additionally, several locals work out of Newark servicing numerous industries in the immediate area, including Cargill's huge salt production facility.
SD70M #5107 SD40-2 #3483 ex-Southern Pacific SD45T-2 Warm Springs local returns to the yard
ES44AC #5362 Strike that pose! ES44AC ES44AC rear end
Altamont Commuter Express Newark Yard SP box car #247967 P-S builder logo
Truck close-up Siding into Cargill Salt Cargill Salt with freight cars Cargill Salt Plant, Newark CA
BN SD40-2 #8076 BNSF SD40-2 #6720 BN SD40-2 #8076 BNSF SD40-2
BN SD40-2 Brakie riding the auto rack Backing up keep going...
Walk to the next switch Pull! Amtrak California Capitol Train Amtrak #2051
Heading toward Centerville stop in Fremont, California Amtrak EMD F59PHI #2003 Amtrak's Coast Starlight Amtrak #118 in Shamu colors
Amtrak #121 Shamu Coast Starlight heading to meet with Capitol train Amtrak #121 Amtrak Express Baggage car
Passing the Capitol Amtrak #39972 Pacific Parlor Amtrak Lounge door detail Four Aces!
The End!  of the Coast Starlight that is... Amtrak trains passing Capitol train bound for Sacramento! Amtrak #8304 Cab Control car
UP Conductor Darren King waits for Amtrak trains to clear BNSF GP39-2 #2944 Another view of #2944 BNSF #2916
BN box car BNSF #2916 Entering Newark Yard UP 4420 waiting for ACE
ACE 3105 Newark UP 4420 leaving Newark BNSF 161 at Warm Springs Yard BNSF 133 at Warm Springs Yard
BNSF 161 and 133 at Warm Springs Yard BNSF 161 backing up with train