Running hot behind the 2nd Watson on this afternoon was the 622 Watson Shuttle with a baretable train. They needed to turn their inbound train, and PHL was not ready to take them so they ended up ... (more)
The 2nd Watson approaches the east switch at Ironsides in the late evening.
midway through their short run to industries in Torrance, the 2nd Watson switcher passes the sidings at Ironsides on their way west.
The 2nd Watson splits a couple cuts of autoracks at Ironsides with a GP60 leading the way. The autos are new editions of the Harbor Sub, temporarily stored until the evening 742 job can bring them... (more)
Westbound baretable train Harbor City
Low priority stack trains often need a place to be parked when the harbor is full. Here was see one of them moving up the now truncated Harbor Sub on its way up to Alcoa Yard in Torrance where it ... (more)
A freshly rebuilt and repainted GP60M (GP60M-3) leads the Second Watson behind the temporarily cleaned up homeless encampment between the Vermont and Harbor Freeway overpasses.
In all the times I've tried to chase the Second Watson after shooting it at Watson Yard, I would say I only catch up to it again maybe 10% of the time. Today was one of those times, as it is seen ... (more)
A Watson Shuttle with baretables climbs the grade to the Normandy overpass (which also used to take the tracks over the Pacific Electric). They are seen passing a suburban oil well field. Many cit... (more)
The Second Watson passes under the 110 and is about to pass under Vermont Blvd. on its way up to Alcoa Yard in Torrance where it will switch out a few industries.
Eastbound Santa Fe "Wilmington Turn" Ironsides siding Harbor City
Santa Fe's Watson to Hobart yard in Los Angeles turn was eastbound about to head over Normandie Ave at MP 24 in Harbor City, the only time I ever saw this power used on the Harbor District
Looking like an Athearn model Santa Fe's Hobart Turn was led by an unusual single SW crossing Normandie Ave in Harbor City
Santa Fe extra Harbor westbound in Harbor City, CA with Santa Fe's first pair of SD45B rebuilt units in consist. This set was running around as a set of four SD45's but one was replaced by this U3... (more)
an FURX SD leads one of BNSF's Watson Shuttle jobs with a train of empty stack cars for the port