Southern California Rail Journal 2010 is the third in our Rail Journal series and it delivers more trains, more variety, longer running time, and more railroading adventure than ever! All new footage, not used in any other Pentrex show, is presented to you in the same chronological order as it was recorded so you can experience the year’s activities just as if you were side-by-side with our rail journalist as he sought out the best locations and movements in this densely trafficked region.
Along your journey, you’ll pay a visit to the Surfline to catch Amtrak and Coaster commuter trains as they battle Miramar Hill and other sites on the route. You’ll be there in May to see former Santa Fe 3751 making her third trip from Los Angeles to San Diego and return on the following day, including the much talked about photo run-by at the Poinsettia Station. You’ll also see the 3751 one week later when she pulls a short train over Metrolink’s San Bernardino line to the Railroad Days Festival being held at the San Bernardino Station. Colton Crossing and the Cajon Subdivision present their own brand of heavy traffic. You can enjoy trains streaming past two of the area’s last remaining wigwags, including the soon-to-be-abandoned portion of Union Pacific’s Riverside Branch. Even more variety was found on Beaumont Hill, Cajon Pass, and busy Pepper Avenue in West Colton. For a fast-paced tour of great freight and passenger action throughout the year, turn to Southern California Rail Journal 2010. You won’t be disappointed!