Part 1: Amtrak San Joaquin train 711 from Bakersfield to Emeryville.
Our train had two engines. The second engine was a Charger Locomotive and the lead engine was a GE Genesis. Outside of Fresno, the CAHSR tracks being built is clearly visible. The bullet train is coming! Last year on the SWC from Albuquerque, our train was delayed 5+ hours due to engine trouble with the lead engine. I was given $200.00 voucher for that tardy arrival into LAUS and had to use it by the 4th. We departed on the first train out of Bakersfield on 7/1 and returned on 7/3 which gave us still a one day cushion with the voucher. I was able to cover the whole roundtrip for 3 adults with the voucher since the San Joaquin is currently offering buy 1 full fare and get up to 5 companion tickets at 50% off.
I also have the full writeup and pictures here: http://seat38a.com/a...-san-francisco/
Edited by seat38a, 09 July 2017 - 03:59 AM.