Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 765 (San Diego to Goleta), with CDTX SC-44 "Charger" 2110 pushing the six-car train, is about to make the left turn at Mission Tower and head into stub-en... (more)
Having spent the holidays in New York with the grandkids, we missed all the precipitation that occurred in southern California (darn it … us natives love when it rains here!). But on our first ... (more)
Botsford (BO). Michigan Central's BO (Botsford) Tower opened on October 2, 1914 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Owned by the Michigan Central and once responsible for lines controlled by Grand Tru... (more)
Pacific Surfliner No. 770 with no. 2113 on the rear pushes south into the rising sun with the early morning southbound to Los Angeles.
Amtrak P371-22 Westbound to Chicago Illinois, across Grandville Ave. SW in downtown Grand Rapids Michigan on a cold snowy Wednesday morning
A Pacific Surfliner makes its station stop at Santa Ana.
A young fisherman casts his line into the Batiquitos Lagoon as Coaster train 656 crosses the trestle over the lagoon as it heads south to San Diego. Coast commuter trains, operated by the North C... (more)
Hugging the coastline as it heads south to San Diego is Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 768, which originated in Goleta, near Santa Barbara. Cruising along the Pacific Ocean at milepost 206, this... (more)
Thursday 11/18/21 was the first day for passenger trains on the Pt Defiance bypass, Sound Transits Lakewood sub. Cascades 503 was the first passenger train on the route, this time around. The Lake... (more)
Wednesday 11/17/21 was the last day for passenger trains on the Pt Defiance portion of BNSF's Seattle Sub. The next day, the Cascades and Starlights moved to the Lakewood Sub. With that move, s... (more)
Amtrak 581 shoves over the Redondo Flyover and the LA River with just a couple miles left to go before reaching Los Angles Union Passenger Station on November 2, 2021.
A northbound CalTrain Capital Corridor train heads through the salt swamps of Alviso on a September evening.
Amtrak California No. 2122 takes a break between trips on Pacific Surfliner as waits for more service at Amtrak's Redondo Junction maintenance facility. Also found on one of the turntable w... (more)
Engineer Bob Mellor prepares to take to take Amtrak 777 out of Simi Valley. Of special interest to model railroaders, today's train includes a long-distance sightseer lounge car in the consist, wh... (more)
Cold But Happy. Amtrak Train 953 (IDTX 4608, Siemens, SC-44 leading) was in Kalamazoo, Michigan on early and frigid morning of Tuesday, January, 26, 2021. The train was performing high spee... (more)