Amtrak engine #90208 heading the Pacific Surfliner in San Diego

National Train Day is this Saturday!

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This coming Saturday, May 11, is National Train Day.

National Train Day

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In preparation for spending all day Saturday riding trains in San Diego County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County, I went out this morning and took lots of pictures and a few flash videos, all related to trains. Here is a 9-second flash video of the beautiful water fountain at the entrance to the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego:

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On the street corner in front of the Depot, one can loiter and catch lots of train action, including interaction with cars and people. Those videos are not Flash Videos, though, so they need more processing time. Meanwhile, following are a few pictures from my railroading adventure this morning.

Amtrak at San Diego's historic Santa Fe Depot

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Amtrak engine #457 at Santa Fe Depot in San Diego

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Amtrak engine #94 on the Pacific Surfliner in San Diego

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Amtrak engine #90208 heading the Pacific Surfliner in San Diego

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San Diego Trolley at the historic Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego

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The Coaster and Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner at the historic Santa Fe Depot in San Diego

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Amtrak Police

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The police vehicle was not occupied and I wandered all over the place hoping to see the fine, furry, four-legged K-9 unit, but no luck.

For those who want to watch a longer video, here’s a 2-minute video of San Diego Trolley action at the Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego:

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11 thoughts on “National Train Day is this Saturday!

  1. btg5885

    Very cool train shots!! There is a place in NC called Spencer where there is Train Museum and the have trains on our turnstile. I used to take my children there, so your brought back my memories. Thanks, BTG

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  2. Craig Hill

    My father was a train driver when I was a young boy (steam trains were still in Australia then), and I still love riding on trains and trams today. Thanks for these pics 🙂

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Have your little one check my blog tomorrow for National Train Day. I’ll be riding trains all day between around here and in Los Angeles, but before I go I’ll be posting some train videos. I’ll also be posting some on Sunday or Monday after I get back from National Train Day.

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