Train 14 May 13, 2000......
Photo tour #2 The coast starlight "The Route of Superior Service"
Photo Credits ron Passenger / guest From upstate New York The Empire State
Ron traveled on the Coast Starlight during the
month of May from Los Angeles,CA to San Jose,CA.
Small palm tree on the grounds of the beautiful Santa Barbara,CA station.
Also on the Santa Barbara station grounds( in the background) is the famous Morton Bay fig tree planted in 1877.
It is the oldest known fig tree in the United States.
A nice day at the beach note the surf board on top of the car to the left and the brown pelicans fishing over head.
If you look out in the surf you will see two dudes surfing trying to catch a wave as the Coast Starlight rolls past.
The Coast Starlight travels at times right along the ocean.
The Coast Starlight travels through Vandenberg Air Force base.The complex were looking at is known as slick six.It was
built in the 1980's to launch the space shuttle.The big building closest to the train is launch control.
Our train is climbing and making a sweeping right turn.The building with the flag is where the space shuttle was to be housed.
You can see the big door on the right side of the building with the flag..The grey struture to the right is the launch tower.The space shuttle
was never launched from Vandenberg AFB.
Rocket launchers at Vandenberg.
Wow! What a place to put a house!The yellow plants growing on the hill side is wild mustard.
Another breathtaking view from the train.The clouds to the left coming onto the valley is coastal fog.
This is just one of many Ventura County farms we travel by.If you look carefully you can see the farm workers on a tractor plowing the land.
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