Catching the last rays of sunlight at Redondo Junction, AMTK 509 rests at the iconic turntable here between trips as a pair of units part of the latest series of locomotive technology - the SC-44 ... (more)
After spending its entire trip within California since departing Los Angeles the previous morning, the Coast Starlight is a train length away from Oregon. It is forwarding Horizon cars to Seattle... (more)
Amtrak 509 brings up the tail of Train #507 as it crosses the Willamette River on a gorgeous late spring afternoon.
NORMAN OK Oct 8 1979 -- With a contrail of the competition overhead the last southbound Lone Star comes to a stop. The train was discontinued by Amtrak a week earlier but a lawsuit forced Amtrak t... (more)
ARDMORE OK October 1973 -- The southbound Texas Chief rolls toward the Amtrak station. Leading the way is SDP40f 508. In the background is Santa Fe GP7 2742.
The southbound Coast Starlight, lead by Amtrak 509 has stopped at Van Nuys to let off passengers before proceeding to its final destination of LAUS. Union Pacific's Gemco Yard, seen in the backgr... (more)
As the sun sets on a unseasonably warm February evening, Amtrak #11 glides over the Arroyo Hondo trestle as it journeys down the coast toward Santa Barbara.
AMTK 509, pushes Cascades 501 along the Sound, and over historic Bridge 14 at Chambers Creek. There's still a little snow on Cascades and a couple pairs of Osprey are busy tending their nest atop... (more)
Amtrak train #77, a Los Angeles-bound San Diegan, is aglow in the late afternoon sun as it makes its final stop, at Fullerton, California, before arriving in L.A. The train is powered by SD... (more)
A P32 leads a north bound Pacific Surfliner train over the old wooden trestle bridge at Trestle Beach. This consist is quite similar to the old "San Diegans" in the early 1990's. The bridge has si... (more)
Amtrak 509 leads a Surfliner train filled with Thanksgiving travelers southbound towards San Diego.
Lined Up and Ready to Leave - Amtrak Train #4, the Southwest Chief makes it's nightly station stop at Fullerton California with an unusual GE Dash 8 in the lead.
The train was an hour... (more)
The Southwest Chief with a Dash 8 - Amtrak Train #4, the Southwest Chief makes it's nightly station stop at Fullerton California with an unusual GE Dash 8 in the lead.
The Diet Pepsi can scheme Dash-8 numbered 509 is the power of a northbound Amtrak Surfliner for Los Angeles as the cold February has everyone all bundled up.
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner #784 is a southbound train, so it's rather unusual to see it running at speed northbound, as it is here at Oxnard Pallet. The reason for this "reverse move" with engine ... (more)