About ten years ago - someone figured out that turning these trains around at the terminal was just a big waste of time. Having a control car at the opposite end of the train fixed that. From that day on- Amtrak trains heading west ran with the engine in front - as it properly should be. Heading east - the engine is pushing and the train goes 'backwards' towards its destination.
So it is here, that both of these trains are leaving Martinez in opposite directions. The train at the right is "San Jaoquin" #718 - being pushed heading east to Bakersfield. The train in front is Capitol Corridors train #747 - heading away from me - west - towards Oakland.
Canon 5D mkII w/Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 "L" lens: ISO 640 - at 23mm - f/11 - 2.5 seconds
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