RailPictures.Net Photo: CDTX 2115 Amtrak California Siemens SC-44 at Los Angeles, California by Alex Gillman
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Amtrak California (more..)
Siemens SC-44 (more..)
Redondo Junction (more..)
Los Angeles, California, USA (more..)
September 29, 2018
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
CDTX 2115 (more..)
None (more..)
Alex Gillman (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Move Over, The New Kid's In Town. Having just turned 20-years-old only a few months prior, AMTK 457 still looks sharp as it catches the last rays of sunlight during golden hour at Redondo Junction. A veteran of the Pacific Surfliners since it arrived in Los Angeles in 1998 - the F59PHi has had a colorful career working between San Diego and San Luis Obispo in literal meaning of that phrase. After beginning its railroad career in 2000, the unit saw its standard silver and blue Surfliner paint wrapped in a light blue/sunset orange combo in 2010 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pacific Surfliner service. This soon gave way to a splash of purple with large handprints on the unit's nose and sides as part of an Operation Lifesaver campaign that the 457 wore until 2014. It then returned to its standard silver and blue waves, leaving those who had the chance to photograph it during its transitions with memorable photos. Fast forwarding back to the present - resting on the adjacent track to the 457 on this warm, summer evening, CDTX 2115 also catches the golden hour lighting after arriving in Los Angeles just a few weeks ago. A product of Siemens in Sacramento, the 2115 is an SC-44 Charger only 6 months into its life with the chance to stretch its legs on revenue trains fast approaching on the horizon. Besides being more environmentally friendly, the unit is also owned by the State of California unlike its predecessor units that were both owned and operated by Amtrak. While Amtrak crews will operate and maintain the new units, funding to purchase them (equaling the physical ownership) was pursued through CalTrans. All in all...the F59PHi's region on the Pacific Surfliners can be seen slowly drawing to a close much like the setting sun on these two units on the evening they were photographed together.
Community Response Photo Comments (3) 
Views: 3,042     Favorited: 18
Since added on October 02, 2018

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (6)+ Add to Album

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 113,342
An album-full of the unique descendants of the cab unit. Interested in cab units too? Click here.
Siemens Charger SC-44; SCB-40 liveries

Album created by member Ed Bottum
Album Views: 817
thanks to the photographers! One in my album series of North American passenger train locomotive liveries.
Contrast Between Old And New

Album created by member James Stewart
Album Views: 38,464
A contrast between steam and diesel or old diesel and newer diesels sitting side by side
Noses pairs or more

Album created by member G.F BOREA
Album Views: 2,439
Significant profiles

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 1,897,171
Over 35.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
HO scale train ideas

Album created by member David Kamen22
Album Views: 10,894
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2018 Alex Gillman. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.