Central Coast Amtrak Action: Pacific Surfliner's & Chasing Coast Starlight 11 with Engine #457





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Published on Jun 17, 2011

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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, I decided to go out and catch Amtrak Coast Starlight 11 that once again had EMD F59PHI Engine 457 in it's Tenth Anniversary Colors. I missed this train on Coast Starlight 11 on Sunday due to traffic, so I was excited to hear it went back to Seattle and was coming back down the coast again. Information about the videos can be seen below:

#1: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 775 arrives 15 minutes late to the Goleta Amtrak Station with EMD F59PHI #459 leading and cabcar 6900 at the rear of the train.

#2: Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 775 Departs just about a minute later heading towards the sliding to await Coast Starlight 11 and resume it's course towards San Luis Obispo.

#3: The chase begins as Amtrak Coast Starlight 11 with GE P42DC #45 at the front and locally known Pacific Surfliner EMD F59PHI #457 running elephant style as they pull this train quickly out of Goleta Amtrak Station and towards it's next stop in Santa Barbara. This train also had California Zephyr: Silver Solarium Private Car in the rear.

#4: One of my new favorite spots, Coast Starlight 11 blows the sand out of the way as it races towards Carpinteria at Santa Claus Beach.

#5: As the Coast Starlight 11 cruises by Faria Beach (just outside Ventura), fellow surfers wave and give the finger to the passengers on board the train.

#6: At Seacliff, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 796 races through this Private Road Railroad Crossing on it's way to Ventura and it's final destination of San Diego. Cabcar 6953 leads this train as EMD F59PHI #453 brings up the rear.

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