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The Amfleet trainset, Surfliner...

The lone Amfleet trainset (with some Horizon fleet cars) for the Amtrak Surfliner, seen behind Amtrak # 461 (on right) with a spare Amtrak Surfliner locomotive (# 451) on the center track, seen at the Los Angeles Union Station. Both locomotives are EMD F59PHI's, with # 451 being the second of the group ordered from EMD. Taken in Los Angeles, CA by a Nikon D40x with a Nikon 18-55mm VR kit lens. (at 35) Camera's on-board flash fired, reflecting from the 461's Scotchlite®


Note that this trainset usually only operates out of San Luis Obispo on 7xx numbered trains, and does not provide some of the amenities (WiFi, for example...) that the double-decked Surfliner specific cars do.


Note also that a second Amfleet trainset is operated during the Santa Anita racing season and during the week of Thanksgiving... Metrolink cars are occasionally seen on the Surfliner during the same seasons...

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Taken on September 29, 2011