My Amtrak bus out of San José leaves me at Stockton, where I transfer to an Amtrak train to Bakersfield
After the 4.5-hour train ride to Bakersfield, I'll transfer to an Amtrak bus to Baker that will take four more hours.
The Stockton train station is located in a decayed industrial area that gets very little pedestrian traffic.
Heavy metal bars on the train station's windows and doors suggest that it's a high-crime area.
Date: December 24, 2007, 11h44