Amtrak 14, the northbound Coast Starlight, with the newly painted Phase I 50th Anniversary Unit on the point pauses in Santa Barbara for its scheduled station stop here beneath the swaying palm tr... (more)
The First...and Last Time. Skirting the Pacific Ocean on a warm, summer day is AMTK 161 - wearing the newly applied 50th Anniversary Phase I paint scheme - as it leads Amtrak Train No. 14, ... (more)
Rudolph Takes Flight At Gaviota. Crossing the 121-year-old trestle at Gaviota, Calif., AMTK 161 leads the northbound Coast Starlight across the 811-foot long span on a hot, June afternoon. ... (more)
It Was Meant To Be. AMTK 161, a P42DC built in May 2001, makes its very first trip up the ex-Southern Pacific coast line since adorning the newest Phase I Anniversary Paint scheme applied t... (more)
In the late afternoon on June 27, 2021, AMTK 161, one of the new 50th Anniversary painted units leads the northbound Coast Starlight 14 over Cuesta Pass.
The Starlight Returns...To Daily Service. On May 27th I was looking for an excuse to get out and shoot something, and low-and-beyond, was rewarded with a surprisingly late Amtrak 14, the no... (more)