On a cloudless Saturday morning along the Southern California coast, a southbound Amtrak train sneaks up behind two unconcerned women out for their morning walk along a trackside trail.
Amtrak on the Beach: In San Clemente, the railroad literally runs right along the beach. It is little wonder this rail line got the nick name "Surf Line".
Modern Passenger Power on the Beach: A relatively new F125 locomotive brings train 600 south along the beach in San Clemente. Soon, most Metrolink trains will be powered by these locomotive... (more)
Metrolink 860 heads west on the approach to San Clemente North Beach.
An early westbound freight heads by the San Clemente Pier just before sunset.
An endangered F59PH leads Metrolink 667 toward San Clemente as it skirts the Pacific Ocean in the afternoon light.
When you think of Metrolink...you probably don't picture its trains skirting the Pacific Ocean. Trains find themselves hugging this section of the coast line daily, however, as the commuter railro... (more)
A northbound Pacific Surfliner, running with one of two lower-level sets of equipment based out of Los Angeles, lives up to its name as it "surfs" along the coast line on its approach to San Cleme... (more)
A surfer catches some waves at sunset as H-BARSDG arrives in San Clemente with a train bound for San Diego.
A decent crowd boards at the beach station stop of San Clemente.
Rounding the bend at San Clemente Pier on a misty evening.
BNSF Officer Special heading to San Diego and back.
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner rolls into San Clemente with a matched set.
A Pacific Surfliner passes San Clemente Station and Pier in the evening, and the reflective lettering and stripes really stick out.
A Pacific Surfliner passes through San Clemente at dusk.