Amtrak California No. 2122 takes a break between trips on Pacific Surfliner as waits for more service at Amtrak's Redondo Junction maintenance facility. Also found on one of the turntable w... (more)
Engineer Bob Mellor prepares to take to take Amtrak 777 out of Simi Valley. Of special interest to model railroaders, today's train includes a long-distance sightseer lounge car in the consist, wh... (more)
The calm before the storm. The sun rises on storm clouds rolling into Southern California on what is to be the first substantial rain in California since last winter. Though it won't cure the drou... (more)
Northbound San Joaquin 713 speeds toward Stockton Ca.
Southbound San Joaquin at Riverbank Ca.
A weekend Amtrak California train passes two stored dash-8s in Oakland. The last time i recall these units being used was during the aftermath of the Montecito Fire in 2018. Heavy rains following ... (more)
Running with a somewhat uncommon locomotive on the southward facing end of the train (usually led by a cabcar), Amtrak 774 passes the Santa Susana Railroad Depot & Museum on its southbound trip to... (more)
Southbound San Joaquin leaving Modesto Ca.
It looks like the additional member in the cab of today's Amtrak 777 is really pondering something as the train prepares to exit the sweeping curve just west of Camarillo.
Southbound San Joaquin races through Escalon Ca.
Southbound San Joaquin 710 at Empire Ca.
A northbound Amtrak California train hugs the coastline of the San Pablo Bay during the last few minutes of daylight.
A cabbage brings up the rear of 717 as they depart north.
Amtrak 717 departs Bakersfield with a Charger on the north end.
Amtrak 710 arrives in Bakersfield with an F59 on the rear.