A Sad Sight in America These DaysAfter getting to operate at mainline speeds – 40 to 55 miles per hour – on Metrolink’s Orange Sub, train LOA32 is back on UP’s Santa Ana Industrial ... (more)
It doesn't seem like it, but the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center is 35-year-old. Since tile roofs typically last anywhere from 50- to 100-years, the fact that the station is getting a ne... (more)
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 affected most aspects of life, including on America’s railroads. Amtrak is operating shortened trains, cancelling other trains, operating reduced schedules, supplyin... (more)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 580, one of the six southbound trains operating on the COVID-19 reduced schedule, departs the Santa Ana (California) Regional Transportation Center (it’s much more ... (more)
COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Schedule - The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has forced Amtrak to cancel a number of trains, effective on March 24, 2020, as evidenced by the Pacific Surfliner ... (more)
BNSF Railway train H-BARSDG1-29 passes through an eerily empty Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center as the sun sets at 7:09 pm (19:09) on March 29, 2020. This High Priority Merchandise train ... (more)
COVID-19 Reduced Service -
On Tuesday, March 24, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliners began operating on a reduced service schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this new schedul... (more)
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 1767, weekend service from San Diego to Goleta; is running 15 minutes late as it departs Santa Ana, California, on a blustery New Year's Day 2019. Siemens SC-44 &q... (more)
Metrolink train 667 departs Santa Ana, California, on its way from Oceanside to Los Angeles on September 3, 2017. SCAX F59PH 862 is shoving on the rear of this train as it heads north at 7:01 pm,... (more)
A military train, heading to USMC Camp Pendleton, passes through the passenger station in Santa Ana, California, on a hot and humid September 3, 2017. This train, symboled U-BARSDG1-02A, has BNSF... (more)
Fond Farewell. Twenty years ago, a new breed of locomotive first traveled the rails between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. The new, sleek F59PHIs with their simple, yet beautiful paint sche... (more)
This is the train we took to San Diego, catched just before arrival. After the photo I had to run to the platform, and I almost felt down....thanks to the conductor for waiting...!
Best. Paint. Scheme. Ever.Amtrak San Diegan #78 makes its stop in Santa Ana late in the day on an August 1971 afternoon. Amtrak was just over three months old at this time, ... (more)
Metrolink 642 arrives at Santa Ana station at dusk under dramatic skies. The smoke is from a massive wildfire 60 miles away in Santa Clarita.