Cab units rule! As part of the celebration of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal's 50th Anniversary, cab units from the three original tenant railroads were posted next to each other to for the many photographers present. From left to right are Southern Pacific E9A 6051, Union Pacific E9A 951 and Santa Fe F7A 347C on May 6, 1989. The SP and ATSF diesels are owned by the California State Railroad Museum, and the UP's E-unit is part of that road's historic fleet. The SP engine is carrying the number for the "Coast Daylight" in its numberboards, while the UP unit has the "City of Los Angeles" number in its boards. (Santa Fe didn’t display train numbers on their engines.) For other views from this celebration, click HERE and HERE.
There are times when many engines, cars or cabooses are concentrated in a location. Such sites are for storage, economic reasons, active power needs or for rebuilding. For others, wear and tear have brought their usefulness to and end.