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"Street running" in Oakland, Calif., 2015.

Color digital image showing a Capitol Corridor train (Auburn-Sacramento-Emeryville-Oakland-San Jose) "street running" near the Oakland - Jack London Square station; image dates to September 2015.

"Street running" in Oakland, Calif., 2015.

The Capitol Corridor route is primarily financed and operated in partnership with the State of California. It is managed by the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), which partners with Amtrak, the Union Pacific Railroad, Caltrans and the communities comprising the CCJPA to continue development of a cost-effective, viable and safe intercity passenger rail service.

As Capitol Corridor trains approach and depart the Oakland - Jack London Square station, they run along Embarcadero West, a roadway shared with cars and other modes of transport. In the railroad industry, this is commonly known as "street running." Here the train is shown at Embarcadero West and Broadway, about four blocks west of the station. As seen in the image, Capitol Corridor trains generally employ bi-level "California cars." Along with the locomotive, they wear a distinctive blue and yellow paint scheme.

Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.