A far cry from the colorful red, orange and black GS-4's that once barked up this very grade with the famous "Daylight," CDTX 2116 carries on the tradition of hauling passengers through ... (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.
Amtrak California train No.759 northbound from Los Angeles to Goleta, arrives in Santa Barbara at sunrise with morning commuters. 759 lead by Siemans SC44 No. 2114 was started after the devastati... (more)
The Silver Splendor's Final Ride. It was a somber moment at Redondo Junction as many of us on the crew of Santa Fe 3751 watched an old friend - the private car "Silver Splendor" take its fi... (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)
George W Bush, son of the late George H W Bush the 41st President, arrives in Santa Barbara on a whistle stop campaign tour up the California Coast. He would go on to be elected the 43rd President... (more)
A new Siemans Charger leads Northbound Pacific Surfliner Train No. 763 to San Luis Obispo thru Faria Beach.
A New Normal: New charger locomotive 2115 leads Pacific Surfliner train 562 toward San Diego through a classic scene.
Gleaming in the rising sun, Amtrak No.768 the first southbound Pacific Surfliner of the day, has a Siemans Charger pushing the train around Rincon Point.
On time northbound Pacific Surfliner No. 759 from Los Angeles reaches Santa Barbara just as the sun rises.
Sunny Afternoon Recharge: On a cool mid November afternoon, Charger locomotive 2109 leads a late train 774 across the wooden trestle at Del Mar. The Charger locomotives for Pacific Surfline... (more)
Stopping at Santa Barbara, New Siemans SC-44 for Pacific Surfliner service, pushes train No. 774 from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles and San Diego.
Smoke from more destructive wildfires raging in California can be seen being blown offshore from heavy and dry Santa Ana winds. There's the Hill fire in Ventura Ca, the Woolsey fire in Los Ange... (more)