Hopefully Amtrak pulls back on this recent decision. Locally, this is will have quite an impact on Conductor Bill Hatrick and all the good folks at LARail.com who provide a number of excursions between LA and San Diego or Santa Barbara here in SoCal and beyond. If you've experienced this, you know what I'm talking about.
A nice piece on KTLA TV-5 (Sunday 4/8) in Los Angeles regarding Amtrak's recent decision...
Amtrak Ends Operation of Specialty Trains; Petition to Reverse Move Gains Support
That's #3 with a BNSF leader arriving at LAUPT this morning with PV's Silver Splendor and Pacific Trail.