As the safety-vested crew attend to her needs, 1927-built Santa Fe 3751 and her train seems a bit out out place among the modern high-rises that now dot the area around the former Santa Fe passenger station in downtown San Diego, California. When the Baldwin 4-8-4 visited regularly in San Diegan service, today's current push-pull operations (as exemplified by the control car on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #597 on the left, was unthinkable. In the morning, the special will skirt the Pacific Ocean on its way north back to Los Angeles.
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)