San Diego COASTER Train Heading North Through Torrey Pines Just After Sunset.
I shot this near the tracks (but well outside of the right of way) at Torrey Pines State Beach tonight. Canon 6D and Canon "nifty fifty" 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/250 sec f/5.6 ISO 1000. Since I had to use ISO 1000 in order to get a fast enough shutter speed, this photo is a bit more grainy than I would like, but I'm otherwise happy with the composition, angle, and all.
Thanks to @kamalavenkateshphotography for scouting this location.
The Coaster (stylized as COASTER) (reporting mark SDNX) is a commuter rail service that operates in the central and northern coastal regions of San Diego County, California, United States. The service is operated by Bombardier Transportation on contract with North County Transit District (NCTD). The service has eight stops and operates primarily during weekday peak periods, with additional weekend and holiday service.
San Diego Northern Railway (SDNR) purchased the tracks used by COASTER from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1994. NCTD created the subsidiary San Diego Northern Railway Corporation in 1994 and dissolved it in 2002. Revenue COASTER service began February 27, 1995. Funding for right-of-way acquisition and construction costs came from TransNet, a 1987 measure that imposed a 0.5% sales tax on San Diego County residents for transportation projects. NCTD originally contracted Amtrak to provide personnel for Coaster trains. In July 2006, TransitAmerica Services took over the day-to-day operation of the commuter train, based on a five-year, $45 million contract with NCTD. In 2016, Bombardier Transportation replaced TransitAmerica as COASTER's operator.
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