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    F59PHI Surfliners on the Southwest Chief

    On March 16, 2018 and July 1, 2018, two Amtrak Surfliner F59PHI locomotives moved across the country on the Southwest Chief. These two locomotives are part of a purchase by Metra in Chicago from Amtrak in California. Amtrak maintains a dedicated fleet of 15 EMD F59PHI locomotives painted to...
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    Amtrak Surfliner Cars on the Southwest Chief

    Railcars are often deadheaded on the Southwest Chief between Los Angeles and Chicago. Here we see the Amtrak Surfliner Grover Beach on Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief on February 8, 2018, and the Point Buchon on Amtrak 3, the westbound Southwest Chief on February 4, 2018. Both trains...
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    Northbound Surfliner arriving in Oceanside, CA to pick my wife and I up. Nov 14, 2015.
  4. 589 Departing Fullerton

    589 Departing Fullerton

    Amtak train 589 departs Fullerton for Los Angeles after making it scheduled stop. The brakes were airing when I was setting up for this shot. I like the result.
  5. Surfliner Arriving @ Fullerton

    Surfliner Arriving @ Fullerton

    Amtrak train 589 passes through the signal for EBCS Fullerton Jct. as it makes its scheduled stop at Fullerton on its way to Los Angeles.
  6. Surfliner Conductor

    Surfliner Conductor

    One of the conductors on a northbound Pacific Surfliner looks toward the front of the train during its scheduled stop at Fullerton.
  7. AMTK 503

    AMTK 503

    AMTK 503 was out on the main line on a northbound Pacific Surfliner. It was nice to see something different on a Surfliner.
  8. Southbound along the Pacific

    Southbound along the Pacific

    A southbound Pacific Surfliner runs along the shore line in the San Clemente area. The engineer leans out a waves as the train passes by.
  9. Crossing th Trestel

    Crossing th Trestel

    A northbound Pacific Surfliner crosses the trestels and Trestel Beach between San Onofre and San Clemente.
  10. Through the Orange Groves

    Through the Orange Groves

    Amtrak F59PHI #450 pulls an eastbound Pacific Surfliner to San Diego approaching San Juan Capistrano on Metrolink trackage on June 1, 2008.
  11. Surfliner meets surfer

    Surfliner meets surfer

    A San Diego bound Surfliner passes by Calafia Beach in San Clemente as a body surfer makes his way along the tracks.
  12. Fullerton Sequential Meeting

    Fullerton Sequential Meeting

    Southbound train 590 (running late) with AMTK 458 and northbound train 589 with AMTK 459 meet up at Fullerton.
  13. Northbound @ Calafia Beach

    Northbound @ Calafia Beach

    AMTK 460 pushes a northbound Surfliner that passed by Calafia Beach after ATSF 3751 had passed by on its trek to San Diego.
  14. 79 mph at Commerce

    79 mph at Commerce

    A southbound Surfliner blasts through the Commerce Metrolink station at 79 mph. BNSF's diesel maintenance facility can be seen in the background.
  15. Los Angeles Skyline

    Los Angeles Skyline

    A Surfliner heads toward LA Union Station along the Los Angeles River with the LA skyline in the background.
  16. Surfliner at Speed

    Surfliner at Speed

    South bound Surfliner cruises through Anaheim.
  17. Surfliner meets Sunset

    Surfliner meets Sunset

    Amtrak Train #775 is coming in. While #2 is waiting to depart Los Angeles.
  18. Surfliner at Fullerton

    Surfliner at Fullerton

    A northbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train approaches the Fullerton depot
  19. Surfliner Through Santa Susana Pass Tunnel

    Surfliner Through Santa Susana Pass Tunnel

    Amtrak's Surfliner leaves one of the scenic tunnels at Santa Susana Pass near Chatsworth, Calif., on July 9,2003. This is the same route of the Coast Starlight.
  20. Surfliner at Surf

    Surfliner at Surf

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