Amtrak 774 passes by under a brilliant, clear southern California Fall sky. On the point she's wearing an oddity for this route, a P32-8BWH. Generally they're reserved for long distance trains a... (more)
Amtrak 774 flies through Carlsbad, CA on a Sunday afternoon. Behind them are the remnants of a dust cloud they kicked up while going through a patch of fresh ballast. The train would later be ca... (more)
A Coaster Commuter train cruises through Encinitas, CA on a bright and early Fall morning. In the foregroud a few staples of the season soak in the morning light as the Pacific Ocean beckons in t... (more)
Amtrak 785 boards in San Diego on a beautiful Summer afternoon. The Dash-8 was equipped with ATS and assigned to the Surfliners due to a high F59 shop count, which is a common occurance during th... (more)
Amtrak 589 hosts an unusual guest. After a couple of F59s marked off sick the 503 was recalled from switching duties to stretch its legs on the Surfline. As far as I know this was the first time... (more)
A switch crew brings the Amtrak 503 and a cut of three cars into track 2 to be staged for an evening departure on train 595. The cars are for extra capacity to haul the copious amounts of people ... (more)
Train 608 boards at LAUPT on a Tuesday evening. On the rear is the SCAX 864 in Primer, likely being shipped to Stuart Mesa Yard to receive Metrolink's newest Livery.
The Pacific Sun Railroad took over local switching operations from BNSF in San Diego County last October. The train is at the Eastern Terminus of the Miramar Branch, waiting for the Conductor to ... (more)
Amtrak HHP8 655 heads up a Silver Service train to Florida as seen during a station stop at Wilmington, DE.
A surprise for me as one of Metrolink's Finally-in-service sleek-looking MP36s (almost looks like a sports car from here, certainly compared to the F59s) guides an Eastbound "900 Series" Airport S... (more)
Surfliner turns Daylight... but it doesn't go to San Francisco yet!
This is a locomotive wrap ad for Operation Lifesaver which is geared for the localle in Southern California.
Surfliner 572 brings an unusual sight into San Diego. Due to high shop counts for the F59s no less than three of these monstrosities have been spotted on the Surfliners in recent days.
763 sports a rare guest for San Diego... Oddly enough one of its sisters is also serving a sentence on the Surfliners, spending the night at the other end of the line.
A late Amtrak 785 is being refueled on track 3 as a late train 578 pulls in on track 2. The trains had been delayed by the terrible disastrous earthquake (*cough*) which had happened earlier in t... (more)
Local job waits with a cut of box cars it's working as the Conductor prepares four of the cars to be deposited on the adjacent spur.