Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Train of the day

It is a myth that there are no proper regular train services in America. Not many by European standards, but there are some. Here, the 13.45 from Santa Barbara to San Diego calls at Fullerton, California. This push-pull double-deck diesel train, the Pacific Surfliner, is hourly between Los Angeles and San Diego, and rather less frequent north of LA. A few per day go as far north as San Luis. Here is the timetable.

1 comment:

Dave Cole said...

I was in the US recently and took Amtrak for the first time (from DC to Newport News) and was very pleasantly surprised. Apart from the infrequency of the service, it was reasonably-priced, punctual, comfortable and clean. Oh, and the view was fantastic, but I don't think Amtrak can really take much credit for that.