Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego
Along with the weather in San Diego, which allows me to be outside quite often, one of the most enjoyable aspects of living here is the opportunity to ride trains, and at a reasonable cost. The red San Diego Trolley takes me most places, but there’s also the Coaster from downtown San Diego to Oceanside, the Sprinter from Oceanside to Escondido, Metrolink from Oceanside to Los Angeles, and Amtrak from San Diego to Los Angeles.
I recently rode the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Los Angeles and back. Here is my train at the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego.
The Pacific Surfliner normally has a single engine and six cars. My train this day was a double header with six cars! Trains between San Diego and Los Angeles use the push/pull system whereby the engine always points south. So when the train is traveling south from L.A. to San Diego, the engine is at the front of the train, pulling. When the train is traveling north from San Diego to L.A., the engine is at the rear of the train, pushing.
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