In 1997 and 1998, Amtrak excursion trains operated from Sacramento to Dunsmuir, California for the annual Railroad Days celebration. After detraining the passengers at Dunsmuir, the train continue... (more)
Interesting Up Front … And on the Rear!
Accelerating out of Fullerton as it heads to Los Angeles from Chicago, is Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief. This s... (more)
The Coast Starlight arrives in Oakland
A Capitol Corridor arrives in Oakland
Amtrak operated a test train of Talgo cars from Los Angeles to San Diego, and this train is seen passing through Fullerton, led by Amtrak F40PH 229 and Metrolink F59PH 873. A new platform on the ... (more)
Passengers in BNSF Railway Dome-Parlor-Observation 35 Canyon View are enjoying a beautiful California sunset as train O-LACSDG1-20A, comprised of nine business cars pulled by ES44C4 6571, t... (more)
The day's first northbound (westbound?) Amtrak San Diegan, train 771, makes its stop in Fullerton, the last stop before Los Angeles, at 9:00, two hours after departing San Diego. This trai... (more)
Just thirteen days ago, in Fort Worth TX, I encountered Amtrak's 50th Anniversary "Phase I" locomotive, P42DC 161, on train 22, the eastbound Texas Eagle. Somehow, I missed knowi... (more)
On a hot September morning, the equipment for this day's northbound train 14, Amtrak's Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Seattle), has just backed into Los Angeles Union Station's Track 12, and will... (more)
Train Takes Shower. The car wash at the Amtrak yard in Los Angeles, California is giving Amtrak Train 2 (Sunset Limited) a scrub after its arrival on August 23, 2017. The lustre of the shin... (more)
Idling away at Amtrak's Redondo Junction’s coach yard is Dash 8-32BWH 509. Built by General Electric as road power for Amtrak in December 1991, these hood diesels wore one of the most spectacul... (more)
Emerging from a cluster of Amtrak Pacific Surfliners and Metrolink commuter trains, and beneath the gaze of Los Angeles' distinctive City Hall, Amtrak train 14, the northbound Coast Star... (more)
A tardy Coast Starlight rolls northward through Siskiyou County. Next stop: Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Just as the sun sets, Amtrak train 4, the eastbound Southwest Limited, is about to depart Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal behind a trio of SDP40Fs – 524, 519 and 512 – as soon as t... (more)
An Amtrak Siemens ALC42 leading the northbound Coast Starlight at track speed through the small town of Macdoel with Mt Shasta clear in the background.