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Photos Taken While Riding On Amtrak California's Pacific Surfliner
  Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner Train #564 with EMD F59PHI #461 for power on Track #11 at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.  
  Metrolink, Los Angeles' commuter railroad leased some power from BNSF Railway for some of its trains, as seen in this photo.  
  Just outside Union Station is an area known as "The Garden" where several privately owned railroad cars are stored.  
  Now having pulled out of Union Station, we see a Metrolink Commuter train about to arrive there.  
  Now passing Mission Tower, a building of Southern Pacific heritage though no longer used as a switch tower today.  
  Now riding along the Los Angeles River, a river used in countless movies over the years!  
  A look back at the beautiful skyline of the City of Angels!!!  
  Amtrak Train #1 - The Sunset Limited heading into the 8th Street Yard & Shops for servicing and turning, this was the train that brought me to
Los Angeles! The train is passing underneath East 7th St. in Los Angeles.
  Former Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Vista-Dome Lounge Dining Car "Silver Splendor" with a dome car from the American Railway Explorer train.
Silver Splendor is based in Los Angeles and is used on private charters. The car originally operated on the "Denver Zephyr" in its CB&Q days.
  Amtrak's fueling pad at the 8th Street Yard and Shops.  
  Remember when Amtrak hauled produce during the Mail & Express days??? These former Amtrak Express-Trak Reefer cars sit now under ownership
of Heritage Rail Leasing LLC (IPFX) (the two closest ones in this photo).
  Passing by the area known as Redondo Junction where we see Santa Fe 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #3751 (hiding under the tarp), along with some Amtrak
power including a demotored F40PH #90208 painted up in honor of our nation's veterans.
  The mainline in the foreground is crossing the Los Angeles River as we are on the flyover on the Metrolink River Sub - West Bank Line.  
  Passing by the Fullerton Municipal Airport in Fullerton, CA.  
  The Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant in the old Union Pacific train station that was moved to this area. This restaurant is located next to the Fullerton
Amtrak Station for which the platform in the foreground is a part of.
  The beautiful Fullerton Santa Fe Depot which today is used by Amtrak and Metrolink commuter trains.  

The BNSF San Bernardino Sub seen veering away from us, this former Santa Fe mainline is used by the Amtrak Southwest Chief
after it leaves Fullerton on its way back to Chicago each day.

  One of the "perks" for riding in Business Class, a sweet roll and a box of Motts Apple Juice! The sweet roll was very tasty!  
  Angels Stadium Of Anaheim, home of Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  
  The all-new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center.  
  Now stopping at Irvine, CA.  
  Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Irvine Station! Who would have thought 25 years ago that automobiles could be powered on electricity alone???  
  Some expensive real estate at the top of those hills in Laguna Niguel, CA.  
  Probably the largest Mercedes-Benz dealer I've ever seen in my life, at Laguna Niguel.  
  Now arriving in San Juan Capistrano, CA.  
  Some more prime real estate near San Juan Capistrano!  
  Dana Point, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean!  
  The San Clemente Pier at San Clemente, CA, where select Pacific Surfliner trains stop throughout the day.  
  Time for a snack pack of various cheeses and crackers along with a delicious chocolate chip cookie and a Diet Pepsi!  
  Solana Beach Station, where I will board another train later today.  
  Crossing the end of the San Diequito River in Del Mar, CA. The road in the background is Camino Del Mar.  
  The Del Mar Motel on the Beach, this area will be a railfanning destination later in this trip!  
  Torrey Pines State Beach, a great beach for surfing, and railfanning!  
  The parking lot at Torrey Pines State Beach, a place I've railfanned at in the past!  
  Going around Carroll Canyon.  
  Paralleling Interstate 5, heading into San Diego, I would end up stuck in that traffic on the way back north to Solana Beach in my rental car later on.  
  San Diego International Airport, which is the airport I'll be flying home from in this trip.  
  The San Diego Santa Fe Depot located at the end of the line for Pacific Surfliner trains. This beautiful station is
on the National Register Of Historic Places.
  One last look at Train #564 in San Diego. This train set would go back north to Los Angeles as Train #573.