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)
Surprise! It's Time For A Test. As Amtrak 768 banks around the corner on its departure from Oxnard in the early morning light, a Union Pacific trainmaster has his eyes peeled to make sure a... (more)
Racing past Metrolink's layover yard in Moorpark, Amtrak 761 picks up speed even with three additional coaches and one locomotive on this morning's train. The extra equipment comes following large... (more)
A San Bernardino-bound Metrolink banks around Union Pacific's Los Angeles Transit Center, better known as LATC, as it makes its way out of the busy metropolitan hub for a trips trip east.
AMTK 510 leads Amtrak 782 south as it skirts the Pacific Ocean one final time before beginning to bank inland for Los Angeles. Once there, the 510 and two additional coaches will be cut off having... (more)
The San Joaquin Goes Surfing. Looking somewhat out of place along the coast line, CDTX 2051 and three San Joaquin/Capitol Corridor coaches bring up the rear of Amtrak 761 as it leaves Ventu... (more)
Amtrak Saves the Day. Tired, frustrated and worried passengers crowd the platform at Ventura as a lengthy Amtrak 769, using three additional coaches and one locomotive from the San Joaquin/... (more)
The rear-end of CDTX 2114, a new SC-44 Charger built by Siemens in Sacramento, rests on one of the whisker tracks at the Redondo Turntable as it shares stalls with the AMTK 464 - a soon to be repl... (more)
The Sun Sets on the Santa Fe. Redondo Junction, a home to the Santa Fe Railway's fleet of Southern California-based locomotive from steam into diesel days, can still be found to have a few ... (more)
Prior to beginning their day switching the yard in Guadalupe, UP 1011 and 1499 catch the morning light as they rest on the house track. The ironic part in 1011's presence here is that it was selec... (more)
Skirting the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve in the "golden hour" light, Amtrak 796 heads south along the coast line with a soon-to-be gone motor - AMTK 456 - shoving on the rear.
Amtrak 713 hustles past the grain facility at Guernsey on a cool, fall morning.
Having just met Amtrak 714 at Allensworth, a westbound loaded coil train retakes the main as it gets back on its journey to Richmond.
A Golden Morning in Los Angeles. A Metro Gold Line light-rail train, wrapped in none-other than a "gold" wrap to symbolize it's service on the specific line out to Azusa, banks to... (more)
Amtrak 717 slows on its approach to its first station stop, Wasco, since it originated at Bakersfield on a cool, fall afternoon. As the lower-level train of mostly ex-New Jersey Transit cars is de... (more)