Action on the platform as passengers board 595 (foreground) and detrain from a late 784 (P42 in back)
An Amtrak engineer looks on as his last Coaster passengers detrain at Oceanside. He and his crew then took their train to Stuart Mesa for the final time. Tomorrow a Herzog crew will take over co... (more)
The sun is setting as an Amtrak crew takes their Coaster commuter train around the bend onto Torrey Pines State Beach for the final time. Herzog is taking over operation of the service on 1 July,... (more)
Crews cut the ex California Zephyr's Silver Lariat off the back of train 590 after a brief run from LA. The white streak in the door is a crewman locking down the brakes while another crewman blu... (more)
458 rests after switching trains, tracks, and adding the Silver Lariat into its consist.
458 conducts switching duties in San Diego as crews add the ex California Zephyr's Silver Lariat into 769's train for the next day
BNSF Manifest highballs the depot on Track Four, as usual
Coaster 655x sits next to AMTK 597 as both trains prepare for their departures 15 minutes apart. The x indicates that it's a non-revenue train, Herzog is training emloyees for their ops takeover ... (more)
Eerily quiet, the 455 sits shut down while stranded with it's sister (462) in San Diego for two days. The surfline was closed while crews replaced a bridge in San Juan Capistrano
Central Coast Surfliner #774 approaches Irvine on a relatively calm Wednesday Afternoon.
Too many Palm Trees! At least I can see clear down the main path... for now
After the cab car was bad ordered, Amtrak threw the 460 on so 582 could get to San Diego and back. This created confusion the next day as my instructo and I had bets on which end 784's cab car wou... (more)
Rush hour in San Diego... AMTK 578 has just arrived while CRXs 653 and 655 prepare for their departures. A southbound Trolley tops off the mix under the warm Spring sky.
Amtraks 590 (left) and 785 (right) prepare for their 7:00 PM departures south to San Diego and North to Santa Barbara respectively.
Passengers scurry to Metrolink trains 219 (left) and 608 (right) in order to make their 6:30 PM departures.