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RailPAC PHOTOS of the Month (September, 2013)

Here are this month’s 5 photos by RailPAC photographers. Click on each photo to see it full size! Contributions to this page are welcome. Send your jpg rail photos to RailPAC Photo Editor, at

Noel photos 9-22-2013
Two Metrolink trains connected together, at the Oceanside Transit Center. On September 20 RailPAC’s Noel Braymer was on board. “Everything was normal until we left the City of Commerce station on Metrolink #604 after leaving LAUS on time at 4:30 PM on Friday September 20, 2013. We barely cleared the station around 4:45 PM when we came to a halt.” See his full trip report on this website. (Photo by Noel Braymer)

The Fullerton, California station, with the photographer standing on the pedestrian bridge, looking northwest, at about 11:45 a.m. on September 14. On the left is southbound Pacific Surfliner #572 from Los Angeles, using the low-level cars. The bilevel Surfliner on the right was northbound #769 to Los Angeles. (Photo by Alek Friedman)

Photographer Friedman arrived on the train at Fullerton in order to transfer to this bus, #4968, to Palm Springs. The bus “thankfully stops right in the middle of downtown Palm Springs, not at the train station,” twice daily, but riders must purchase a train ticket to ride the bus. (Alek Friedman photo)

Back in Fullerton at the end of the trip, this BNSF freight train lumbers through the station. Friedman reports the bus ridership was low eastbound. Westbound it was quite high; “by the time we picked up a half dozen passengers in Riverside nearly all rows were filled on the very fast very comfortable bus ride.”
(Alek Friedman photo)

From the RailPAC photo archives: In August, 2005, these three RailPAC “suits” gathered to help choose the new menu items for the Amtrak California lounge car meals. (left-right) Art Lloyd, Bruce Jenkins, and Bill Kerby were happy to partake of the new cuisine offerings served up by Caltrans’ Food & Beverage Supervisor Marguerite Monahan. All three eaters are veteran rail advocates, having been involved in rail issues for decades. (Russ Jackson photo)