Skirting the Pacific Ocean with a colorful pair of additions to this afternoon's train in the form of an extra F59PHi and Amtrak's full-length dome car, Amtrak 790 passes through Emma Wood State B... (more)
Twisting and turning toward the small town of Casmalia, Amtrak 1790 heads south for Los Angeles with the lower-level equipment along with the private cars Overland Trail, Pacific Trail and Acoma.
On the 12th day of April, AMTK 12 leads Amtrak's Coast Starlight north over the famed Gaviota trestle and closer to its next station stop of San Luis Obispo.
As the temperature begins to rise on this warm morning in Guadalupe, the crew of the LOL30 prepares to use the previous day's LOF67 road power to perform some switching duties before moving to the... (more)
Making its air test in Union Pacific's Guadalupe yard, the Santa Maria Valley Railroad's twice-a-week inbound "Town Job" prepares to head home to it's namesake town with a load of new Jo... (more)
Hustling over the 811-foot-long span that is the Gaviota trestle, Amtrak 796 heads south along the ex-Southern Pacific Coast line on a clear afternoon.
Skirting the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve in the "golden hour" light, Amtrak 796 heads south along the coast line with a soon-to-be gone motor - AMTK 456. As Siemens SC44 Chargers continue t... (more)
Beach-goers enjoying their Sunday afternoon at Gaviota pause for a moment to watch the passage of Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight as it rumbles across the iconic trestle here.
Using the outbound LOF66's power for this morning's switching duties, the crew of the LOL30 brings a hefty string up empty tie cars out onto the main as they prepare to shove back into another tra... (more)
On a spectacularly clear day in Grover Beach, with the Pismo dunes visible stretching for miles in the background, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight prepares to enter Price Canyon with a Dash-8 ... (more)
With extra equipment lending a hand, a northbound Surfliner skirts the coast line and remains of the Thomas Fire.
Leaving Price Canyon behind, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight crosses Pismo Creek as it approaches Grover Beach.
With a pair of Northern California cars and CDTX 2051 on the point, Amtrak 782 hustles into Emma Wood State Beach and under Pacific Coast Highway No. 1 as it skirts the Pacific Ocean this afternoo... (more)
North Meets South. For a few minutes, tension filled the air at Ventura as worried passengers on the platform feared that there might not be enough room to fit everyone on this morning's ed... (more)
One Hundred Miles Left to Retirement. A thick layer of fog has settled over Santa Barbara...setting the mood for this evening's sad note. With just 100 miles left until its final destinatio... (more)