ABOUT THE SERVICE:Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner is an Amtrak California route (in cooperation with Caltrans) connecting San Diego with Santa Barbara/Goleta, with one round trip per day continuing north to San Luis Obispo. Amtrak Thruway bus connections are made at the northern termini for points north (Oakland via San Jose and San Francisco).
There are both single deck and double deck trains in service, with the latter handling the Goleta to San Diego runs and the former running to San Luis Obispo. Single deck trains usually consist of 3-4 coach cars, a Business Class car, a cafe car, and a demotorized engine serving as a baggage/cab car. The powered engine is on the northern end, making the Surfliner a pusher southbound and a puller northbound.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2004:A Pacific Surfliner train southbound in Ventura (crossing US 101) on September 21, 2004.
A Pacific Surfliner train northbound in Ventura (Ortega St. at Eastman Ave.) on September 21, 2004.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2006:A northbound Pacific Surfliner train passes the Andree Clark Bird Refuge at Santa Barbara Zoo on June 15, 2006.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2007:Pacific Surfliner train 769 northbound on the western Ventura County coastline on June 18, 2007.
Pacific Surfliner train 784 southbound on the western Ventura County coastline on June 18, 2007.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2008:
Pacific Surfliner northbound train 799 on June 19, 2008. First and second photos show arrival at Oxnard Transportation Center. Third, fourth, and fifth photos show the train upon its arrival at the final destination in San Luis Obispo.
Pacific Surfliner train 799 arrives at Oxnard Transportation Center on its northbound trip to San Luis Obispo on a rainy November 1, 2008.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2010:Pacific Surfliner train 798 southbound waits at San Luis Obispo station on June 11, 2010. Two photos added 02/22/11.
Pacific Surfliner train 798 departing southbound from Oxnard Transportation Center on June 12, 2010. Fourteen photos added 02/22/11.
Pacific Surfliner train 799 northbound arrives at Oxnard on June 15, 2010. Five photos added 02/22/11.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2015:
Pacific Surfliner train 769 northbound to Goleta approaching the Oxnard station along right of way paralleling E. Fifth St. (between S. Rose Ave. and S. Oxnard Blvd.) on November 2, 2016. Ten photos added 11/06/16.
Pacific Surfliner train 784 southbound to San Diego crossing Oxnard Blvd. (next to Wagon Wheel Rd.) on November 2, 2016. Five photos added 11/06/16.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2016:
Pacific Surfliner train 769 northbound to Goleta passing through Ventura at E. Front and S. Ash Sts. (the US 101 crossover) on October 30, 2016. Fourteen photos added 11/06/16.
PICTURES TAKEN IN 2017:
Pacific Surfliner train 784 southbound just past Hobson County Park in western Ventura County on March 19, 2017. Eleven photos added 03/20/17.
Pacific Surfliner train 769 northbound just past Faria Beach Park in western Ventura County on March 19, 2017. Seven photos added 03/20/17.