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first picture shows it aproaching the station.. first I thought OH god! where is the head engine?? this looks like a dumb subway train! but as soon as it stops I noticed it was pulling into the station backwards and the engine is at the rear of the cars
After I reach the station I get off at an Amtrak "surfliner" pulls up.. the Sufrliner runs from LA - San Diego somewhat near the coast. the 2nd Superliner on the Amtrak train was labled Business Class.
Here is a close up of the engine. Which I thought was an old F40 style diesel.. but once I got home I did some research and found that its an EMD F59PH.. with a flat nose.
Here is a picture of the Stations walkpath to get to the otherside, like what MB's new passenger stations will look like
Here was a busy station in the "city of orange" that we passed by. Being my first time riding a train, I thought nobody rode in them... I was wrong the stations also have like a barkery and food courts.
Here is some old looking Santa Fe (yellow & blue) with a red caboose thats parked near my house used as yard switchers.. the paint looks brand spanking new!!
and here are just some pics of other trains passing by us.. now these model numbers of the engines are very simular , but very different looking. I dont get it
this was so fun that I am planning a vacation that will take 1-2 days by train across the US someplace.. they had plugs at each seat for laptops.. I saw a few business men playing with theirs.. listing to music or something.
I will have to goto the station near my house... Apears their are 4 stations in my area I had no clue about!!!! but I will try to take some video with GOOD sound of how mean these diesels sound when taking off... I thought they were slow like freight, but they seemed to reach max speed under 1 min
I've been out to LA many times but I've never had a chance to ride those trains. I've been on the same double-decker cars though, MARC uses them between Baltimore and Washington DC. I've never been on an Amtrak Superliner although I had a sleeping-car compartment once on the Twilight Shoreliner between Boston and DC - it wasn't a double-deck Superliner, it was an extra-tall single deck something new.
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Heck my mother travels a total of 9 hours a week with a train...
But for the most part, trains are cool.
As we all know, it costs a lot more money to electrify lines and the US is such a vast country that they simply do not use most tracks enough to make it worthwhile installing electrification. In some parts of the NE, I believe that there are electric trains, but most tracks are not because of the unworthwhile expense, I believe.
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I _might_ have some pics... should I scan 'em?
HMm nah we hardly have any pics, I just checked.. ah well
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