Amtrak San Joaquin CDTX 2052 and Cars from the San Joaquin Valley join Surfliner No. 763. Extra engines and cars are helping with the demand on all Surfliners because of hundreds of people trying ... (more)
Running late because of slow orders through the Montecito slide area, Amtrak train No. 768 the morning southbound from Santa Barbara, carries an extra engine and two extra cars. A Surfliner car a... (more)
At the small Amtrak Station in Ventura hundreds of people wait to board an already standing room only morning Surfliner to Santa Barbara. The closure of Hwy 101, the main artery and all secondary ... (more)
Living up to its namesake, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, train 777, hustles north along the ex-Southern Pacific coast line between Emma Wood State Beach and Faria Beach on a beautiful, spring aftern... (more)
The first Surfliner of the day, Train 768 Southbound to Los Angeles, heads into a January sunrise.
A couple weeks before the Thomas Fire , the largest fire in California history, a repo move of Auto Racks rolls through Emma Wood. The brown hills in the foreground burned in the Solimar fire on C... (more)
Northbound Oil Cans heading back to Wunpost, the San Ardo oil fields, passes through the Thomas Fire Burn Area at Faria Beach. The Thomas Fire at 280.000 plus acres and 86% contained is the larges... (more)
Due to an engine malfunction on the morning Surfliner, Train 768 Goleta to Los Angeles, Surfliner Train 774 from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles is pulling 768 to Los Angeles. Running Cab Car forw... (more)
Amtrak has resumed service on the Coast Route. No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight passes through the burned out Faria Beach community one of my favorite spots. Many thanks go out to the Fire fi... (more)
No, that's not sand Amtrak's kicking up. Rather than whipping up a light dusting of sand on its approach to Ventura, Amtrak 782 instead is kicking up the latest coating of ash that has fa... (more)
On a morning roll by through the coastal strawberry fields, the loaded southbound oil cans are heading to Los Angeles for unloading.
Rounding the curve at Faria Beach, a southbound Auto Reposition move, makes a early morning appearance running behind Amtrak Surfliner No. 768. This is due to the overnight closure at the Ventur... (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)
Due to the overnight bridge work at the Ventura River, the southbound oilcans to Los Angeles, make a morning appearance after the overcast has cleared.