Amtrak on the Beach: In San Clemente, the railroad literally runs right along the beach. It is little wonder this rail line got the nick name "Surf Line".
F59PHI 451 hold down the duties as San Diego's "protec" locomotive as 452 and 453 idle having recently arrived double heading Train 768. With the arrival of Siemens Charger locomotives, ... (more)
Surfin' Through Del Mar: The first southbound Pacific Surfliner train of the day, train 562, rolls across the old wooden trestle next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds behind F59PHI locomotive 452... (more)
Over the Harbor Lagoon: An Amtrak F59PHI leads a tardy Pacific Surfliner train into Oceanside. Earlier in the evening, train 580 was cancelled at Fullerton due to a problem with one of the ... (more)
Misty Farewell: Nearing the end of life on Amtrak, an F59PHI locomotive leads a southbound Pacific Surfliner train through what remains of the morning coastal marine layer in Del Mar. Soon ... (more)
Union Pacific CA 11 Caboose, No. 25807, brings up the markers on a work train. A crewman is on the ground for the meet with westbound Surfliner No.769
As a pair of surfers wait their turn to "shred the gnar" along the coast of Emma Wood State Beach, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner train #790 races southward towards Los Angeles right along t... (more)
Blue Numberboards in OrangeAmtrak Pacific Surfliner #580 rushes through the Metrolink station in Orange, California, on April 2, 2017. F59PHI 452 is eighteen years and ten m... (more)
Amtrak meets Sprinter at Wisconsin Ave. on the Surf-Line just south of the Oceanside Transit Center.
With the cold weather upon the Northeast, how about some summer SoCal memories to warm up the atmosphere? Pacific Surfliner rolls through some of the most scenic parts of California near Del Mar.... (more)
An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train rolls through green the scenic marshland of Torrey Pines.
A Pacific Surfliner heads through San Clemente at sunset, with the San Clemente pier and train station visible in the far background.
Photo from the series Railroad: Amtrak CaliforniaLocomotive: EMD F59PHILocation: San Clemente, California, USALocomotive #: AMTK 452Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March 02, 2016
An Amtrak Pacific Surfliner races alongside the waves of San Clemente Beach.
Photo from the series Railroad: Amtrak CaliforniaLocomotive: EMD F59PHLocation: San Clemente, California, USALocomotive #: AMTK 452Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March 01, 2016
The Northbound Pacific Surfliner crosses over Gaviota with a bi-level set. Even though this isn't the single level set with the Veterans Cabbage unit, I still have stunning views.
In the summer of 1998, Amtrak took delivery of some new equipment at Albany, NY including the F59PHI fleet that was built in London, ON and assembled in Schenectady, NY. This Pacific Surfliner F5... (more)