Southern Pacific GP-40X 7231 sits in the diesel service area in Taylor Yard. Photo taken with permission.
SP 8377 sits in the dead line at Taylor yard after being involved in a derailment. Besides the side and cab being damaged, note that part of the plow is complete gone. Plenty of damaged units in... (more)
The long, snoot nose of SP 8314 is easily seen as it sits in the Taylor Yard diesel service area.
Kind of Like What Happened to "the Leader" in the Movie Sleeper...Cotton Belt 7643 was built in January 1979 as part of an order for 30 GP40-2s. It served parent company Sou... (more)
Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, detours via Metrolink's River Subdivision and past the aging, long neglected ex-Southern Pacific turntable pit at Taylor Yard as it heads for Mojave. Once ... (more)
SP 9359 is in the shops getting serviced while SP 6639 has suffered a bent frame from a wreck. One is in good shape, the other is not.
Reading & Northern arrives at Taylor.
A "patched" SD40-2 at Taylor Yard heads up K81. The small D&H herald adorns the cab on both sides. Nice touch.
What a Recession Looks LikeA visit to Southern Pacific's primary yard and shop complex in Los Angeles, Taylor Yard (located just north of downtown), during the 1973-1975 recession p... (more)
After picking up three boxcars at Taylor yard , this former BNSF GP30 gets underway. Now designated as a GP39RN, this was one of several ex Geep 30s rebuilt several years ago. First one iI have e... (more)
End of the Month ... And End of the LineOn the inaugural run of Southern Pacific's Coast Daylight #99, on March 21st, 1937, the fireman was M. J. Crowley. Thirty-seven years... (more)
So Many U-Boats That It Could Be Croton...Southern Pacific's Taylor Yard, north of downtown Los Angeles, often hosted strings of surplus locomotives. Such was the case in May 1982 ... (more)
Delaware and Hudson 7303 sits idle after running the final D11, as the 2nd to last final CP Train 458 awaits a form D with permission to head south. The Canadian Pacific Sunbury Subdivision, was i... (more)
One of the last two units painted in the Delaware & Hudson "lightning stripe" scheme, GP38-2 number 7303, sits at Taylor Yard in Scranton, Pennsylvania, as the power for Canadian Pacific... (more)
A surviving Delaware & Hudson GP38-2 enjoys the cool of the evening after a hot September day.