The cans take a rest after their run from Wunpost and San Luis Obispo. The train sits alongside the Los Angeles River on a ROW that was original built for UP predecessor the Los Angeles Terminal. ... (more)
One of Santa Fe's large 4-8-4s, 3782, is getting serviced at the railroad's Redondo Junction roundhouse facility, just a couple miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The date, and the photographer... (more)
A plaque inside reads "Union Station - 1939, Built in Spanish-colonial style on an Indian village and later Chinese town site by Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads."
Southern Pacific used to paint engines in the open-air on the turntable whisker tracks at Los Angeles' Taylor Yard until the mid 70s. U25B 6709 is in chromate primer on July 22, 1973.
Contrasting current Amtrak road diesels sit outside the shop. One is an EMD product, the other GE. One dedicated to Pacific Surfliner service and the other used all over the system.
The 173 is illuminated by the evening sun in the yard.
In the late 70's early 80's I take a weeks vacation from running trains and go riding trains. I really enjoyed the open Dutch Doors on the older equipment with the Cons permission of course.
Amtrak and the SP meet in Los Angeles,CA..
A little something extra has been added here. The 500 came with the Leslie SL4T as its standard whistle but it appears that a reversed S2M has been added...nice touch.
Metrolink at Los Angeles
A special from San Bernardino, California, arrives at Los Angeles Union Station on April 28th, 2013. Power for this short train is Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 (built by Baldwin in 1927) and Metrolink F59... (more)
A string of stored power at SP's Taylor yard in Los Angeles.
A extra Metrolink train set is being used to move the NJT Comet cars that have been stored in Saugus for awhile. Seen from the Magnolia over pass in Downtown Burbank
Power from the Lathrop heads between LATC and East Yard, taking the Metrolink River Sub on the way, and passing here through CP Olympic.