I could not have asked for better conditions for my day by the sea at Del Mar.
This late in the season the light only just comes around to touch the nose of the northbound F40PH, but the reward ... (more)
Coaster 631 passes the San Diego Fairgrounds at sunrise.
Coaster 639 chargers up Miramar Hill with an F59 leading a matched consist.
Coaster 655 comes out of Torrey Pines in the late evening.
656 heads along the Del Mar Bluffs, passing the neighborhood of high 7-figure homes enroute to San Diego.
The first of two Charger Test Trains of the afternoon comes out of Torrey Pines and onto the Del Mar Bluffs.
The sun has just popped up over the eastern horizon as Coaster 636 heads into Del Mar with a San Diego bound commuter train.
635 heads up Miramar Hill with F40 2101 on its final day of revenue service on the point.
A Charger Test Train comes out of Torrey Pines with a matched set in the new Coaster livery.
636 enters Del Mar just after sunrise with an F40 on the rear.
A New Look: A San Diego Coaster test train for the new Charger locomotives rolls south through Del Mar. To match the new paint scheme on the Chargers, a set of Coaster Bombardier Bi-level c... (more)
Coaster 654 passes over the Coaster-marked bridge at Torrey Pines with F40 2101 on the rear, making its second to last trip to San Diego before being retired.
Today marked the end of an era for the North County Transit District's Coaster service, as their last operating MK built F40 made its final run in revenue service. Displaced by Chargers, the entir... (more)
Up the Grade: Coaster train 639 roars up grade behind an F40 as it nears the summit of Miramar Hill. This side of Miramar has a ruling grade of 2.0%.
Test Charge: A Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotive runs through Camp Pendleton on a test run for North County Transit District Coaster service. This was the first day of testing for these loco... (more)