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    Hi all,

    Back again making references to decades-old music (oldies will always be goldies). Anyhow, lets get to the screen shots. First up. Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight train 14. These screenshots focus on the stretch north of Santa Barbara. In my opinion, the prettiest stretch of Jeff Farquhar's Surfliner 2. Unfortunately, also the least busy.

    Residual delays impacted Amtrak 14, departed Santa Barbara 2 minutes late.


    Gaviota Trestle, ubiquitous with the Surfline. (Pardon the texture flickers, it must've been due to the zoom distance)


    Somewhere out along the remote shoreline.


    We had to wait about 45 minutes for 790 at Lompoc. Unfortunately due to sidings out of service we weren't able to meet at a more efficient location. Dispatcher preferred to keep the Surfliner on time.


    Arrived into San Luis Obispo about 25 minutes late. The "Pointless Arrow" bench is a nice touch! Amtrak 11 had just left prior to our arrival.


    EK
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    Man what you know about Tony! Toni! Tone lol nice pics.

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    Just returned south this evening on Amtrak 11. Once again focusing on north of Santa Barbara.

    The train was late coming south from San Jose. We left SLO around 30 minutes late.


    Brief street running in Guadalupe.


    Vast emptiness has a spectacular beauty to it on the rural California Coast. Not too far from Vandenberg here.


    Closer towards Goleta, looks like the old road bridge still stands here.


    After a delay meeting 777, we arrived into Santa Barbara about an hour late. But, due to padding in the schedule, most of that time was made up on the run into LAUPT.


    EK

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    Yesterday I did a round trip to San Diego, went down in the morning on train 562 and came back north on 583.

    Heading south out of LA, today's Amtrak 14 is finishing fueling in the coach yards.


    San Clemente Pier


    Arrived in San Diego, had about a 9 hour layover.


    Coming back north, out of Oceanside.


    San Clemente Pier again, this time we stopped.


    EK

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    Yesterday's run was southbound on Amtrak 580.

    Passing the coach yards just outside of LAUPT.


    Between Orange and Santa Ana.


    The commuter train layover yard at Stuart Mesa. On weekends this yard is almost full.


    EK

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    Going back north we went from San Diego to Goleta on evening train 785.

    Leaving San Diego


    Along the water near Del Mar Surf


    Quick stop at Poinsettia station to meet a southbound train. xtremepadrefan wasn't there today!


    On the north side, here we stop at Glendale.


    Relaxed patrons look out the window to see the neighborhood of Chatsworth enjoy their early summer evening. Here we met Amtrak 11.


    EK

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    This route always amazes me.............
    Rick

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    Earlier this week we took 768 south from Goleta to San Diego

    The ubiquitous RVs and Campers along the Pacific Coast Highway at Rincon Beach. Known by the railroad as Seacliff.


    Stopped in Ventura.


    Stopping at Northridge, 761 is the only other Surfliner that stops here.


    Approaching Bob Hope airport, an inbound flight is on final to runway 8.


    Departing LAUPT to head to San Diego, the outbound Coast Starlight is being prepped on the adjacent platform.


    EK

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    One last surfliner trip is Amtrak 565 last Sunday morning.

    Leaving San Diego


    Carlsbad


    Oceanside


    Almost to San Juan Capistrano


    Looking out of the dome car in Fullerton


    EK
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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!
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