Charging by at Sunset: Amtrak train number 580 rounds the curve on the south side of Del Mar on its way to San Diego. An extra locomotive is on the north end of the train as a fill in for a... (more)
Along the River: Amtrak train 580 rolls along the LA river on its way south to San Diego. In the background, the new 6th Street Bridge is under construction.
Along the Cliffs: Amtrak F59PHI 455 brings train 580 along the cliffs in Del Mar on its way to San Diego. The plan is to eventually have the railroad bypass this section by means of a tunne... (more)
An F59PHI leads southbound train 580 through Rose Canyon on a cool late summer afternoon. Soon, these locomotives will be replaced by SC-44 "Charger" units built by Siemens.
A tardy train number 580 rolls over the trestle in Del Mar. San Diego County Fair season is in full swing.
Since the Amfleet consist was hogging three F59PHI's and several more were in maintenance or occupied with active revenue service, Amtrak didn't have enough F59PHI locomotives in working condition... (more)
AMTK F59PHI 463 brings out another Surfliner set through San Juan Capistrano. Look four cars back, notice the dark coach? That is the 6404, the only Surfliner coach in brand new paint, applied abo... (more)