RailPictures.Net Photo: SCAX 671 Metrolink Cab Car at Glendora, California by Alex Gillman
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Metrolink (more..)
Cab Car (more..)
Metrolink Pasadena Subdivision  (more..)
Glendora, California, USA (more..)
April 28, 2019
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
SCAX 671 (more..)
Metrolink 501X (more..)
Alex Gillman (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Perhaps The Very Last Time. Metrolink cabcar SCAX 671 leads test train 501X slowly through the community of Glendora as it passes the now inactive, canteliver signal bridge here on the Pasadena Subdivision. Once part of the Santa Fe's bustling 2nd District that carried trains between Los Angeles and San Bernardino via Pasadena, this line sadly saw passenger service leave in 1994 as Amtrak's Southwest Chief moved to the Santa Fe's other mainline into Los Angeles, via Fullerton. Today's Metrolink test train, a rare treat being a passenger train on this now freight-only line, comes after Metrolink and Mass Electric Construction Company crews have finished cutting out a majority of the original, Santa Fe-era signals and cut in new, led-lighted signals. Being Metrolink owned trackage, the need to test the new signals with a train fell on Metrolink, which came in the form of this 5 car consist with SCAX 909, an F125, providing the power. Following today's test runs and at least one or two to follow on other days, this marked the last time any passenger train - even a non-revenue one - utilized this trackage. Now in 2020, construction crews have completed tearing up the tracks that made up the siding here in Glendora and will soon begin the heavy work of converting this line to light-rail as part of Metro's Gold Line Foothill Extension project, extending the current light-rail line from Azusa to Montclair. As this takes place, signals like the canteliver pictured here and original code line poles and their respective wires (seen to the right) will be removed, taking a little more of the Santa Fe's presence away.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 912     Favorited: 7
Since added on October 18, 2020

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (2)+ Add to Album
Southern California Commuter Rail

Album created by member Ellis Simon
Album Views: 2,163
Los Angeles' Metrolink and San Diego's Coaster are getting Californians out of their cars and onto trains.
CA State Railroads

Album created by member Ty Kaneshiro
Album Views: 3,010
Metrolink, Coaster, etc...
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2020 Alex Gillman. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information