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)
George W Bush, son of the late George H W Bush the 41st President, arrives in Santa Barbara on a whistle stop campaign tour up the California Coast. He would go on to be elected the 43rd President... (more)
A new Siemans Charger leads Northbound Pacific Surfliner Train No. 763 to San Luis Obispo thru Faria Beach.
A New Normal: New charger locomotive 2115 leads Pacific Surfliner train 562 toward San Diego through a classic scene.
Gleaming in the rising sun, Amtrak No.768 the first southbound Pacific Surfliner of the day, has a Siemans Charger pushing the train around Rincon Point.
On time northbound Pacific Surfliner No. 759 from Los Angeles reaches Santa Barbara just as the sun rises.
Sunny Afternoon Recharge: On a cool mid November afternoon, Charger locomotive 2109 leads a late train 774 across the wooden trestle at Del Mar. The Charger locomotives for Pacific Surfline... (more)
Stopping at Santa Barbara, New Siemans SC-44 for Pacific Surfliner service, pushes train No. 774 from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles and San Diego.
Smoke from more destructive wildfires raging in California can be seen being blown offshore from heavy and dry Santa Ana winds. There's the Hill fire in Ventura Ca, the Woolsey fire in Los Ange... (more)
CDTX 2102 leads a westbound San Joaquin at Hercules.
A pair of chargers lead a westbound Capital at Hercules on the Martinez Sub.
Two Different Schemes: As train 562 heads through Torrey Pines, the paint scheme variation between locomotive 2109 and the 2114 is quite apparent. The 2109 displays the original version of ... (more)
Racing past Metrolink's layover yard in Moorpark, Amtrak 761 picks up speed even with three additional coaches and one locomotive on this morning's train. The extra equipment comes following large... (more)
The San Joaquin Goes Surfing. Looking somewhat out of place along the coast line, CDTX 2051 and three San Joaquin/Capitol Corridor coaches bring up the rear of Amtrak 761 as it leaves Ventu... (more)
Through the Cut: A Charger locomotive leads an on time train 1564 through a cut south of Solana Beach, accelerating toward Del Mar.