Amtrak San Diegan #773 speeds through La Mirada on its way from San Diego to Los Angeles in June 1974. One of Amtrak's new SDP40F diesels, 512, is more than capable of handling this six-ca... (more)
No graffiti here. A westbound Santa Fe manifest freight roars past clean auto racks bearing the company name. Santa Fe all the way.....
The Union Pacific's Buena Park local has just finished working the storage tracks in La Mirada, and is now pulling forward over the Orange County Line into Buena Park. It must make this move in or... (more)
A sunbathing Warbonnet parked on one of the Tie-up tracks at BNSF's La Mirada Yard.
Three GEs leads a very short 20 cars stack train by La Mirada yard as it clears the control point.
The remnants of the Halloween night wreck in La Mirada are still being cleaned up on November 4, 1974. The remains of Penn Central bo... (more)
Early the next morning, firefighters continue to pump water on the flames that erupted in a nasty wreck on the Santa Fe in La Mirada, California, on the evening of October 31, 1974. As I recall, ... (more)
Cab hop is most likely the Buena Park Hauler (a City of Industry to Buena Park drag that was taking advantage of additional storage made available during the widening of the Santa Ana Freeway at t... (more)
Having spotted the northbound Anaheim Hauler from the I-5 after picking up my car from my friend's Shell in Orange, CA, I managed to catch up to the Hauler at Artesia Blvd. in La Mirada for this s... (more)
BNSF Heritage 2 GP60Ms, the current power of choice for the various road switchers out of BNSF 's La Mirada Yard, in La Mirada, CA.
BNSF Railway train Q-NYCLAC6-14A is in the charge of Norfolk Southern power (Dash 8-40CW 8432, Dash 9-40CWs 9256 and 8959). The train is seen here at La Mirada, California, as it heads westbound ... (more)
As a teenager not yet old enough to drive, I needed to bum rides to railfan. One Sunday in early 1970, my dad (and dog, Rex) and I headed out. Here a Santa Fe San Diegan blasts through La... (more)
Clearly having spent more some time in Southern California, ATSF caboose has been tagged.
Canon 20D, 17-40mm f4, ISO 100, 10 seconds @ f8