Amtrak's Coast Starlight is a a budget-friendly way to see the West Coast. Traveling between Los Angeles and Seattle, it makes 28 stops along the way.
The Coast Starlight travels through Pinole, Calif.
Mount Shasta as seen from the Coast Starlight. (Oct. 11, 2012)
Inside Union Station in Los Angeles.
The Pacific Parlour Car at Union Station in Los Angeles. (Oct. 11, 2012)
The Coast Starlight at Atascadero, Calif.
Amtrak's Pacific Parlour Car.
The Coast Starlight at Klamath Falls, Ore.
The Coast Starlight at Cuesta Grade between San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, Calif.
The Coast Starlight dining car.
A dining car aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight.
A visual wake-up call in Northern California, Mount Shasta, as seen from the Amtrak Coast Starlight.
Passengers relax in the Sightseer Lounge as Amtrak's Coast Starlight cruises through Santa Barbara, Calif. (March 4, 2005)
A Coast Starlight family room.
An Amtrak train rests at San Diego Union Station at the end of its run from Los Angeles. (Aug. 29, 2007)