Cooling their brake shoes during the Coast Starlight's brief stop in Simi Valley, the iconic trio of CB&Q California Zephyr private cars look sharp as their stainless steel fluting catches the set... (more)
With the last glimmers of sunlight disappearing to the west, the famous trio of the Silver Lariat, Silver Rapids and Silver Solarium ride the rear of the southbound Coast Starlight - now just one ... (more)
It's just after sunset as Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, makes its Simi Valley station stop. This evening finds AMTK 503 on the point of the train that has less than an hour running ti... (more)
Banking to the west as it leads Amtrak 777 out of Simi Valley, AMTK 456 catches the afternoon light as it approaches the Los Angeles Ave. grade crossing. With the imminent departure of these unit'... (more)
With a pair of MP36's bringing up the rear, Metrolink 116 banks to the south as it slows on its approach to the Simi Valley station.
The Memorial Day edition of Union Pacific's LOF67 rumbles into Simi Valley this afternoon with a lengthy train. Ultimately bound for Guadalupe, today's train will set out a good portion of its con... (more)
A Peak Inside the World of Movie Making. Seen from high above through the eyes of a drone, we're able to see into Coriganville's current movie production lot as this morning's edition of Am... (more)
Making its way out of Simi Valley with a hefty train of empty auto racks, UP 4409 leads its El Paso, Texas-bound train past the Santa Susana depot on its way toward the station's namesake pass.
Running around its train of two empty center beams at Santa Susana, the power for this morning's edition of the LOF41 hustles past the railroad museum here as the engineer gives a big wave from th... (more)
Heading North One Last Time. Making its final northbound departure out of Simi Valley, AMTK 39974, the "Sonoma Valley" Pacific Parlour Car, leans into the curve as it departs on Amtrak's no... (more)
It would bewilder some to see a San Joaquin train traveling through the Los Angeles Basin, however don't be fooled. Due to the mudslides in Montecito, the US 101 connecting Santa Barbara and Los A... (more)
Hurrying west past the Santa Susana depot, CDTX 2052 brings up the rear of Amtrak 763 this morning as it approaches its next station stop of Simi Valley.
Yard Goats Save the Day. It's become common knowledge that train crews dislike having "Dash-8's" on mainline trains, especially when they're on the point. From rough riding in the... (more)
Amtrak's New Service: The Pacific Joaquin. As thousands of people between Santa Barbara and Carpinteria struggle to find ways to pick up the pieces of their lives following the deadly mudsl... (more)
Having completed the first half of its trip on the Ventura Sub up to Moorpark leading Metrolink 109, SCAX 908 now shoves 116 back south toward Simi Valley on its trip back to Los Angeles.