Trip Report and Photos by Mike Palmer
Some time ago Amtrak and Caltrans extended a Thruway bus route to Torrance; it connects at Bakersfield with the San Joaquins and stops at Van Nuys along the way. I decided to check it out on March 11.
Amtrak bus 5919 is at the Van Nuys Amtrak station on March 11.
My northbound trip – Bus 5919 Torrance to Van Nuys, then train 769 Van Nuys to Camarillo was mostly fine. The bus ran on time but had few passengers: me and one other person boarded at Torrance; no one boarded at El Segundo or Westchester; 2 more boarded at UCLA. The bus was 20 minutes early to Van Nuys.
Amtrak train 769 is at the Camarillo Amtrak station on March 11.
Train 769 was on time at Van Nuys. It had some on-board problems with the head-end power – no a/c or…
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