Referred to as the "Death Train" by a since retired crew member, the Torrance Local travels through some of LA's grittier areas and looks like it.
The Army job out of Fort Carson has just delivered a few empty flats to the UP BNSF interchange yard at Kelker and is heading back to the Fort.
Union Pacific El Segundo switcher with three genset locomotives in Los Angeles, CA.
MBTX 3GS21B "Genset" 3248 brings up the rear of an empty ballast train out of Middleboro. GP9 904 is leading the train to Boston.
Video here: https://youtu.be/mcATKlS-YMQ
A solo Genset is in charge of a train full of brand new Case International combines. There were about 30 on this train on that day.
The Torrance Local shoves up Sartori to a business park at the end of the line. This is the one time Pacific Electric line to its huge shops complex and still looks like an interurban in some ways... (more)
The Torrance Local heads over a small bit of street running that is a vestige of this line's one-time life as an interurban line. Heading down Vermont Avenue the train will soon turn back to its o... (more)
The Torrance Local shoves a string of cars to set out into the Conoco facility. The large aggregate unloader is for Robertson Ready Mix Concrete next door (and will see use in a few hours when the... (more)
CSX power having Saturday off at Oak Point Yard in Bronx.
The El Segundo Local builds its train in 4th Street yard. Power is a pair of two Gensets bookending a GP38-2. While it sounded like all three were working the GEEP sure was making a lot more noise... (more)
The El Segundo Local builds its train in 4th Street yard under the doomed 6th Street Viaduct which is now reportedly down to its last six months on this planet.
Power for the UP LOW10 Torrance spends its downtime on a wide open team track where it is tagged mercilessly. The modern office high-rise in the background is LA Metro HQ.
Palm trees, eucalyptus trees and the San Gabriel Mountains combine to create a typically southern Californian setting for a Union Pacific local, sitting in Long Beach, on the former Los Angeles an... (more)
Green Goats with southern California heritage markings