763 arrives at Union Station with an F59 leading the way.
After leading 763 into Los Angeles Union Station from San Diego, AMTK 458 will trail for the trip to SLO. 458 was the San Diego Protect unit, and was placed into service after issues occurred with... (more)
Right before being taken off the roster, AMTK 458 shoves on the rear of train 763 as they head up the LA River bound for San Luis Obispo. Power typically faces north at this location, making this ... (more)
The Last One: Amtrak train 572 rolls along the Pacific Ocean at Torrey Pines as it leaves the city limits of Del Mar and passes into the city of San Diego. On the head end of the train is F... (more)
Operating it's final days along the ex-Southern Pacific coast line, AMTK 458 shoves on the rear of Amtrak 763 as it leaves Emma Wood State Beach behind on its way to San Luis Obispo. The odd place... (more)
Springtime Surfliner: Pacific Surfliner train 774 zooms past a field in Carlsbad, California on its way to San Diego. Winter may be just over a month longer, but there are already signs of ... (more)
The last remaining Amtrak F59PHI in revenue service on the Pacific Surfliner departs the Del Mar Cliffs, enroute to San Diego on Amtrak 774.
In a somewhat rare turn of events, AMTK 458 finds itself trailing on Amtrak 763 as the train rolls over the ironic span at Ventura that crosses US 101. The rareness of this stems from both the sel... (more)
Soutbound Pacific Surfliner 774 slowly approaches the northern end of the siding at Camarillo on a cool, fall afternoon. The train is preparing to enter the siding where it will patiently wait for... (more)
Riding Off Into The Sunset. One of my last quality shots of an F59PHI on the Pacific Surfliners comes in the form of AMTK 458 leading Amtrak 777 north out of Simi Valley with some dramatic ... (more)
In a scene that reminds me somewhat of the opening of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, this Pacific Surfliner navigates through downtown San Diego on its way into the station.
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner motive power mainstay, the F59PHIs, are preparing to be phased out in favor of new Siemens Charger locomotives. Opportunities like this will become less common and then ... (more)
A Pacific Surfliner occupies a crossing in downtown San Diego at sunset.
A Pacific Surfliner train rests in the San Diego station.