AMTK 456 will soon board passengers at the San Diego Santa Fe Depot and head up the coast.
A Pacific Surfliner lays over with a classic F59PHI. The days are numbered for these locomotives in this service with the recent arrival of new Siemens Chargers.
An evening Pacific Surfliner rolls into downtown San Diego.
Hustling over the 811-foot-long span that is the Gaviota trestle, Amtrak 796 heads south along the ex-Southern Pacific Coast line on a clear afternoon.
Skirting the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve in the "golden hour" light, Amtrak 796 heads south along the coast line with a soon-to-be gone motor - AMTK 456. As Siemens SC44 Chargers continue t... (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 the chard hillsides and palm trees at Faria Beach providing the backdrop, Amtrak 782 heads toward its next station stop of Ventura on a cool afternoon on the coast. Burned during California's... (more)
A bridge too far... Not quite as intense as the movie "A Bridge Too Far," this ex-Southern Pacific bridge located just north of the Ventura station top is one of the hardest to s... (more)
Having just met Metrolink 119 at the north end of the siding, Amtrak 790 enters the city of Camarillo as it continues south for Los Angeles. Those with sharp eyes will notice the speciality on 790... (more)
Amtrak EMD F59PHI No. 456 leads a southbound Pacific Surfliner through Encinitas on its way to San Diego from Los Angeles.
”With a Little Help from my Friends”To move Amtrak F59PHI 456 off the whiskers and back into the shop, the Redondo Junction engine facility’s employees fired up their Rail King SS42... (more)
A northbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner pulls into the Van Nuys station while a post Christmas crowd waits to go home and the wonderful Amtrak agent waits to both load and unload checked bags.
The Pacific Surfliner cruises through Del Mar, California on a sunny March day.
Passing over one of the classic trestle bridges that call the Surfline home, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner #562 is only 30 minutes away from its final destination of Downtown San Diego. This view can... (more)
AMTK 456 (F59PHI) waits in front of the downtown San Diego train station.