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Chris Guenzler of our Rail Travel Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/rtmeetup/) planned a group outing on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner from Los Angeles (and points south) to San Luis Obispo and return on Martin Luther King's Monday January 20, 2014. The January 19 weather was in the 60s and sunny except for the Santa Barbara to Goleta section. The trip was about 12 hours of train riding and conversation with the group members. Surfliner trainsets have a long distance car in the consist which is less used by commuters yet much more leg room so we enjoyed the nearly-private-car accommodations.
Metrolink Cab cars await work at sunrise 1/19/2015 at Los Angeles Union Station.Sunrise and Metrolink locomotive.Three Metrolink cab cars at Los Angeles Union StationSunrise over the 101 at Los Angeles Union Station platforms.Metrolink cab cars at Los Angeles Union Station 1/19/15Amtrak Genesis and sunrise at Los Angeles Union StationNew departure signs at Los Angeles Union Station with our 761 at the top.New photos along the wall in the tunnel.New floorplan signLos Angeles Union Station's grand hall.West entrance to Los Angeles Union Station 1/19/15West entrance to Los Angeles Union StationWest entrance to Los Angeles Union StationWest entrance to Los Angeles Union StationNew bakery in the stationTracks exiting Los Angeles Union Station.Metrolink heading north on the west side of the river, so our Surfliner crossed the river and proceeded north.Original freeway tunnel above the river, unseen by the usual northbound Surfliner.