A pair of BNSF GP60Ms (known as GP60M-3s by the railway), 142 and 149, switch the La Mirada Yard. The 149, facing away, is the former Santa Fe 149, but BNSF 142 has a less straightforward history... (more)
A high load on a depressed-center flat car is transported in a short Santa Fe train, led by GP303211 (ex-ATSF 1211). The two tank cars may be there as buffer cars. (La Mirada California – Augu... (more)
Switching covered hoppers at Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.'s La Mirada Cement Terminal is a Wabtec Nordco Shuttlewagon Commander, model SWX525. If it has a number, I was unable to see it. (La Mirada, Cal... (more)
General Motors Electro-Motive Division constructed 63 GP60Ms, all for the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe. They were the first new locomotives delivered in the Santa Fe's then-new "Superfleet&quo... (more)
The eastbound Southwest Chief slowly crawls through color on a backup of eastbound commuter traffic with a colorful duo of heritage leaders on point.
Working out of the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe’s La Mirada Yard is ATSF CF7 2520. Originally ATSF F9A 282C, this locomotive was rebuilt by the Santa Fe’s Cleburne TX Shops into a "round r... (more)
A gaggle of BNSF GP60M's await their next assignment at the La Mirada yard office as the normally busy mainline in the background remains relatively quiet this Friday morning.
Two Norfolk Southern locomotives charge their way toward Los Angeles on point of the BNSF portion of the New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA intermodal train.
After a lengthy crew change in Buena Park, the Warbonnet led intermodal gains momentum as it travels its final miles westward toward Commerce.
"Blue Bonnets in La Mirada"
BNSF 127 at La Mirada on New Years Day 2019.
New Way Cars? No Way!In 1974, the Santa Fe Railway took delivery of their first new cabooses in twenty-five years: Five Ce-6 class way cars (as Santa Fe called their cabooses) numb... (more)
Twenty Cylinders, No FlaresHeading west on Santa Fe's Third District is a short freight (not unusual on the Santa Fe in the 1970s) of primarily piggyback cars. Lead engine 5672 is ... (more)
Nearing its destination at Hobart Yard near Los Angeles, a westbound QALTLAC stack train with three brand new ET44C4's for headend power heads west through La Mirada on BNSF's busy San Bernardino ... (more)
Amtrak San Diegan #773 speeds through La Mirada on its way from San Diego to Los Angeles in June 1974. One of Amtrak's new SDP40F diesels, 512, is more than capable of handling this six-ca... (more)