It was a fun ride, although the stops were a little close together and the line had been recently resignaled, (although at least they are using speed signaling now) Caltrain its a pretty good operation easily up to the standards set by the east coast and chicago. At the San Jose terminal I got to see trainsets from ACE, Caltrain and Amtrak all together.
On my return trip I took one of the new express "Baby Bullet" trains (although fortunately my train was not using the new shit Baby Bullet equipment) so I got a nice railfan window express run all the way back. Yes, all the gallery cab cars have a railfan window, however all the cab cars are also "bike" cars so seating is limited.
I took the express all the way back to the 4th and King terminal which is perhaps the only location on the West Coast with pneumatic switch machines.
Anyway, the whole set of photos can be found at:
SFO station on BART with a 'C' style car that has a flat front cab.
My southbound local train to San Jose arrives at Millbrae with F40PH-2CAT #900.
Amtrak Capitol Corridor train at San Jose. These F59PHI's may look great, but their 2000's numbering series keeps conflicting with photos of Acela Express cars.
The preserved CLARA tower at Santa Clara.
The famous tunnel at CP-TUNNEL.