In the early hours of the morning, Amtrak F59PHI's 453 and 460 are joined by P42DC 162 laying over at San Diego's Santa Fe Depot in advance of the morning rush hour.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 582 passes through Califia Beach as it skirts the Pacific Ocean, living up to the name Surfliner. F59PHI 460 is pulling this six-car train from Los Angeles ... (more)
Rounding the curve into Orange, California, is Amtrak train 564, heading for San Diego from Los Angeles. This location is CP Maple, where Metrolink's Orange Subdivision (on which this train is op... (more)
Surfliner Veterans No More. It's a warm, spring afternoon in Los Angeles as AMTK 460 and companion AMTK 456 bask in the afternoon light at Amtrak's Redondo Junction locomotive maintenance f... (more)
On time northbound Pacific Surfliner No. 759 from Los Angeles reaches Santa Barbara just as the sun rises.
Flying over La La Land: A Pacific Surfliner bound for Los Angeles crosses over the LA River on the Redando Flyover. This train is running significantly late, having just been cleared after ... (more)
A decent crowd boards at the beach station stop of San Clemente.
Fire, Water and the Pacific Surfliner. Hurrying past the ever growing the Thomas Fire, Amtrak 769 passes through Seacliff as it heads north for its next station stop of Carpinteria. Later ... (more)
With its layover in San Luis Obispo complete, Amtrak 796 exits the Amtrak spur track and trundles onto the Coast Subdivision as it makes its way to the depot to load up.
Guts, bowels, internals, the stuff that makes it go.
A warm Sunday afternoon along UP's Santa Barbara Subdivision finds a southbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner approaching its station stop at Camarillo.
Amtrak train #777 comes into Simi Valley for a station stop. Unfortunately, this train would later hit a pedestrian north of the station.
A late Amtrak Surfline heads south towards San Diego passing the old mill building that has been converted into a hotel in Old Town Irvine.
What else is there to do on the beach in California this time of year? Watch trains, of course... While taking in the scenery from San Clemente Pier, an Amtrak Surfliner rolls along the Pac... (more)
Amtrak #562 arrives into Fullerton on a Saturday morning to kick off a day of train chasing.