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Operation Lifesaver Unit 457 9/26/2011

by Chris Guenzler

Amtrak on the Pacific Surfliner Line has a new Operation Lifesaver Unit 457. I saw it go by me during my Metrolink Sunday 10 Dollar Weekend Pass ride on 9/25/2011 on Surfliner 774. On Monday 9/26/2011 I saw it go by me on Surfliner 567 as I was heading down to Solana Beach on Surfliner 564. That afternoon Winston and Christy Walker and I drove to Fullerton. Knowing it should be on Surfliner 578 we got our $7 Metrolink Day Passes then crossed the Pedestrian Bridge to catch Surfliner 578. Surfliner 578 came into Fullerton a few minutes early.

I started my picture taking with Amtrak 62 and 457 on the point of our train.

These two views show the "Save Off Stay Alive." on the nose of the unit.

The hands on this unit mean something.

It has "Be Track Smart. Tragedies Touch All Of Us." I boarded the train and we left Fullerton. At Irvine our conductor gave me permission to photograph the unit at Irvine if I would be quick.

I reboarded the train and got off at San Juan Capistrano where I took more pictures.

The units has "Be Track Smart. Tragedies Touch All Of Us ."

The unit has all of the emblems of Caltrains, Amtrak California, Union Pacific, BNSF, Operation Lifesaver and Capitol Corridor.

It has "Save Off Stay Alive" on the nose of the unit.

Surfliner 578 headed south to San Diego and we waited for Metrolink 641 to return us to Fullerton and our Train Riders Meeting that evening in Fullerton.