Scarlet & Grey Returns to the Coast Line. UP 1011 and a GP40-2 set to work this afternoon switching the small, central-coast yard that's main purpose these days is serving as an interchange... (more)
Catching the last rays of sunlight at Casmalia, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight hustles south with the last revenue run of the famed Pacific Parlour Cars sandwiched in the middle of this eveni... (more)
Operating it's final days along the ex-Southern Pacific coast line, AMTK 458 shoves on the rear of Amtrak 763 as it leaves Emma Wood State Beach behind on its way to San Luis Obispo. The odd place... (more)
With a hefty, nicely matched set of nine cars and two locomotives - Amtrak 774 skirts the Pacific Ocean on its way out of Carpinteria as it enter's the city's namesake Nature Bluffs Preserve. The ... (more)
Far away from home rails, CDTX 2051 and three San Joaquin/Capitol Corridor cars bring up the rear of Amtrak 761 as it skirts the Pacific Ocean at Emma Wood State Beach. The extra equipment comes f... (more)
On a phenomenally clear day at Seacliff, Amtrak 763 is seen beginning to make the turn toward the small, coastal community of La Conchita on its way north.
In a somewhat rare turn of events, AMTK 458 finds itself trailing on Amtrak 763 as the train rolls over the ironic span at Ventura that crosses US 101. The rareness of this stems from both the sel... (more)
UP 1011 awaits its next call to duty at Oxnard as Amtrak 782 highballs past the aging unit and yard office with a sharp looking F59PHI on the rear. With the ever dwindling number of patched UP mot... (more)
Soutbound Pacific Surfliner 774 slowly approaches the northern end of the siding at Camarillo on a cool, fall afternoon. The train is preparing to enter the siding where it will patiently wait for... (more)
Two Different Kinds of "Peace Be With You." As Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight races out of Camarillo, the engineer of today's train throws up a piece sign after noticing the... (more)
It's just after sunset as AMTK 463 leads Amtrak "Triple 7" (as the crew likes to call themselves on the radio) along the coast line, seen here skirting Pacific Cost Highway No. 1 and the... (more)
As if posed together on purpose, a Saint Louis & Southwestern (SSW) boxcar and ex-SSW 9674, now UP 1011, rest in the yard at Oxnard together a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Patiently waiting its next call to duty, UP 1011 (ex-SSW 9674) bathes in the afternoon light across from the Oxnard yard office. With the dwindling number of patched units roaming the Union Pacifi... (more)
About to duck under the passing shadow of a cloud, CDTX 2116 leads Amtrak 767 along the flat, straight track between Camarillo and Oxnard as it heads for its next station stop at the later.
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)