Express cars roll by at Slauson Jct. in south central L.A. The inner two mains were express tracks for cars running from downtown to Long Beach, the Watts Local on the outer rails. Don't be misl... (more)
Car 415 moves towards downtown after crossing the Santa Fe Harbor line at Slauson Tower on the MCL Southern District. This is the main stem of the MCL system as it existed in 1957, express trains... (more)
The Lark has just pulled in from it's overnight journey, 18 cars, all sleepers, per usual. The last two cars were Oakland cars.
The car barn and contents, Sept. 1957, at Graham Yard. Watts local car on the left. Graham yard had SP switchers to handle the Firestone plant, one of the industries served out of the yard. For... (more)
SP switcher working the terminal in Watts. Modelers note the SP daylight-painted truck on far left. This is believed to be the Metropolitan Coach Lines Graham yard, the brick building the PE sub... (more)
Action at Terminal Tower in L.A. switching out The Coast Daylight
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
The Reading Ramble has arrived at Gettysburg and while riders tour the sites the engine is turned on the wye for the trip back to Philadelphia. This Ramble left Philly with diesel power, later th... (more)
PRR 5244 was assigned duties on the PRR-controlled Union Transportation Co. for a number of years before the end of steam.
A mail train draws a steam assignment on this September day.
John is pleased that a few of his scenes like this are displayed in the Cheyenne Depot Museum honoring the contribution made by railroad employee/citizens of Cheyenne. If you are nearby, stop by.
Every model railroad should have at least one of these..
The shop switch, 0-6-0 #4466, makes a move with a gas-turbine on the table. 4466 was one of 30 such engines that arrived on UP property in 1920 (source: Utahrails.net)
A measly FA goes for a spin on the table built for Challengers.
A face in the crowd