Just after sunset, the Malabar Transfer holds at San Pedro Junction for a late Amtrak 4 to clear the interlocking. Hobart Tower and part of the LA skyline can be seen on the right.
Hobart Tower: Where the UP Crossed the Santa Fe in L.A.A BNSF Railway baretable train, B-SBDLAC1-02A, arrives at Hobart Yard, just south of downtown Los Angeles, on April 2, 2017. ... (more)
The East Industries job passes the searchlights at the LAJ diamond south of Hobart. A couple of the infamous LA-assigned gensets power the crew today.
The Malabar Switcher drills out inbound cars in their Yard in Vernon with an ex-ATSF GP60 leading the way.
YLA51 crosses over the Los Angeles Junction Railway diamond in Vernon with a couple tagged gensets for power.
The Malabar Switcher passes the single remaining wigwag on BNSF in Southern California as it drills out cars in its namesake Yard.
Yard power rests between assignments at Hobart Tower as the LA skyline looms in the background. Included in this set of power is a former Vermont Railway GP60. The Hollywood sign can be faintly se... (more)
LAJ yard Vernon
Another AC4400CW in commuter service - a scene that will one day soon become Brigadoonish. The AC4400CWs are scheduled to all be gone at the end of October. This one is on a train to Oceanside pas... (more)
A very late running empty steel slab train was passing the east end of Malabar yard in the old industrial city of Vernon
An elderly SD40-2 to the rescue, leading the Southwest Chief's non-functioning P40DC into Los Angeles on the head end of Amtrak #3.
The Malabar Switcher runs light through its namesake yard as it heads down to the ladder track in order to get to its next cut of cars.
The Malabar Switcher drops a slab car under the crane at the trainload facility in Vernon, CA with the Los Angeles skyline in the distance.
BNSF 1307 returns to Hobart Yard as it nears Hobart Tower at San Pedro Junction.
Between the decrease in online customers and security/safety concerns, it's becoming increasingly difficult to shoot classic industrial railroading in action. The YJY68R crew out of UP's J-Yard in... (more)