As the remnants of a cold winter storm cluster around the San Gabriel Mountains in the late afternoon, the 20,000-foot high cumulonimbus clouds at the higher elevations were still bathed in late t... (more)
Pacific Surfliner 777 is running a bit late this day as it heads over Gaviota Trestle on its way to San Luis Obipso.
Coming off the photogenic, steel truss bridge at Ventura, CDTX 2113 leads Amtrak 774 south for Los Angeles and ultimately San Diego.
Operating as the largest train on the Pacific Surfliner system, a nine-car, all matching consist of "California cars" (minus one Surfliner painted Superliner...you can't win them all!) makes up Am... (more)
A Pacific Surfliner train rolls out of town.
A Pacific Surfliner train rolls into downtown passing a lightrail train.
It's been a very wet winter in southern California, and February 18, 2019, was supposed to be clear and dry. But as Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 579 headed through CP Maple, in the city of Ora... (more)
With a hefty, nicely matched set of nine cars and two locomotives - Amtrak 774 skirts the Pacific Ocean on its way out of Carpinteria as it enter's the city's namesake Nature Bluffs Preserve. The ... (more)
CDTX 2113 departs Orange for it's next stop at Anaheim on a cold and windy New Years Day.
The Silver Splendor's Final Ride. It was a somber moment at Redondo Junction as many of us on the crew of Santa Fe 3751 watched an old friend - the private car "Silver Splendor" take its fi... (more)
Charging South Along the Coast. Beefed up to nine cars to support the increase of holiday travelers for the Thanksgiving rush, Amtrak 774 skirts the coast through the Carpinteria Nature Pre... (more)
On its evening run down to San Diego, southbound Pacific Surfliner train #580 passes through Santa Fe Springs with a brand new Amtrak/Caltrans SC-44 "Charger" powering the single-level c... (more)
A new Amtrak charger leads train 1573 after a lengthy station stop at Fullerton.