Ready to leave San Diego for LA, an Amtrak San Diegan sports mostly Santa Fe equipment, the Amtrak lettered combine the only outward indication that this is no longer a Santa Fe train. An REA Express (formerly Railway Express Agency) Truck sits in the left background, something else that has now vanished from the railroad landscape.
Stretching from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, the Surf Line has become Amtrak's second busiest route. See the Pacific Surfliner and San Diegan in action along with trains from predecessors Santa Fe and Southern Pacific.
The Santa Fe's warbonnet paint scheme on passenger diesel locomotives was one of the most iconic in railroading. It appealed to travelers and modellers alike, and helped brand Santa Fe all the way from Chicago to California and Texas.