RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 5617 BNSF Railway GE AC4400CW at San Clemente, California by Craig Walker
 
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Califia Beach (more..)
San Clemente, California, USA (more..)
August 21, 2016
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You'd Catch 'em Surfin' at Del Mar, Ventura County Line, Santa Cruz and Trestles...

Metrolink train #664, weekend service between Los Angeles and Oceanside, is running about an hour late on August 21, 2016, due to switch problems a few miles to the north. Cruising along the beach in San Clemente, the train is still about 25 miles away from its final stop. Metrolink F59PHI 876 is on the point, and BNSF Railway AC4400CW 5617 is shoving on the rear. A long way from the coal trains it used to pull, 5617 is one of a few dozen BNSF GE diesels on lease to Metrolink as protection while the carrier's Korean-built cab cars have defective pilots repaired. "Trestles," the world-class surfing spot mentioned in the Beach Boys' "Surfin' U.S.A.," is just around the piece of land jutting out into the ocean in the distance - and named for the railroad's trestle across a creek that empties into the Pacific there!
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