One can not fully understand the scope of the Thomas Fire until you drive along the coast and see things for yourself. Covered for years with lush vegetation that come spring would be as green as ... (more)
With only two of their three units operating properly, the southbound oil cans slink through Summerland making the most of the dispatcher's decision to run them ahead of Amtrak 778 and 782 out of ... (more)
Its another great morning in Carpinteria as Amtrak 761, with a trio of Amtrak California cars and the CDTX 2051 on the rear, skirts the Pacific Ocean as it rolls through the city's namesake Bluff... (more)
Leaving Ventura behind, AMTK 90208 brings up the rear of Amtrak 765 as it passes through Emma Wood State Beach on a windy afternoon on the coast. Train 765 is an extra train created for the sole p... (more)
Following a round trip between Los Angeles-Goleta and back on Amtrak trains 761/782, CDTX 2051 rests at the bumper of Track 12 with three Amtrak California coaches. Brought down from Oakland to as... (more)
Leaning hard into the elevated curve just prior to the iconic truss that crosses US 101, CDTX 2051 brings up the rear of Amtrak 761 this morning as it approaches its next station stop of Ventura.
Hurrying west past the Santa Susana depot, CDTX 2052 brings up the rear of Amtrak 763 this morning as it approaches its next station stop of Simi Valley.
The San Joaquin Takes to the Coast. Skirting the beautiful coast line this morning at 10mph, Amtrak 763 works on a dark signal just north of Ventura as it heads north through Emma Wood Stat... (more)
Highball Oxnard! Amtrak 763 races out of Oxnard against a clearing, blue sky as three additional Amtrak California cars and the CDTX 2052 bring up the rear. The extra equipment has been playing a ... (more)
Yard Goats Save the Day. It's become common knowledge that train crews dislike having "Dash-8's" on mainline trains, especially when they're on the point. From rough riding in the... (more)
A Fish Out of Water. Miles away from its home rails on San Joaquin service, CDTX 2052 and a trio of Amtrak California coaches find themselves on the rear of Amtrak 763 this morning as it co... (more)
Amtrak's New Service: The Pacific Joaquin. As thousands of people between Santa Barbara and Carpinteria struggle to find ways to pick up the pieces of their lives following the deadly mudsl... (more)
UP 8020 slugs a West Colton-bound manifest up the Tehachapi Loop on a cool January morning on the mountain.
A First for Me. Out of all the times I've visited Tehachapi, this afternoon marked the first I've ever seen the small industry just west of the 4,064-foot summit be served by the Union Paci... (more)
Working upgrade out of Caliente and through Tunnel 1, BNSF 4258 and another clean leader on the point lug an eastbound Willow Springs-bound Z train toward Tunnel 2.