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Railroad Photo Gallery: General

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General Railroad Photos


BN GP50 #3125 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Subject: BN GP50 #3125 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Back when there was still plenty of unique power left, BN "white face" #3125 coasts down into Mojave. Note the 'B' unit as well.


BNSF Dash 9-44CW #732 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Subject: BNSF Dash 9-44CW #732 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Still in "war bonnet" colors on a trailer train.


BNSF Eastbound Trailer Train
Subject: BNSF Eastbound Trailer Train
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Winding its way eastbound through the Tehachapi Mountains after having come through the loop.


BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4735 Leads the "Steel Train" #1
Subject: BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4735 Leads the "Steel Train"
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: The BNSF steel coil train is just coming down out of Tehachapi and into Mojave.

BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4735 Leads the "Steel Train" #2
       

C41-8W #9595 Leads UP Eastbound Local
Subject: C41-8W #9595 Leads UP Eastbound Local
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: A UP local returns to Mojave after running up the mountain to Tehachapi.


NSF Dash 9-44CW #760 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Subject: BNSF Dash 9-44CW #760 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: A typical trailer train consist for the time.


EMD SD70M #7008 Leads UP Westbound Train
Subject: EMD SD70M #7008 Leads UP Westbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Two EMD lease units lead a local train westbound out of Mojave and into Tehachapi. A number of these were working in the region around this time.


SP SD70M #9815 Leads UP Eastbound Train
Subject: SP SD70M #9815 Leads UP Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Still plenty of SP power on the line at this time.


BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4943 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Subject: BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4943 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: What would eventually be the typical power seen on this line.


UP SD9043AC #8296
Subject: UP SD9043AC #8296
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Brand new and sitting in the yard at Mojave.


SP SD40-2 #8584
Subject: SP SD40-2 #8584
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Still some interesting units being used as helpers and on locals around this time period.


D&RGW SD50 #5507 Leads UP Eastbound Train
Subject: D&RGW SD50 #5507 Leads UP Eastbound Train
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 1/?/1999

Notes: Still some D&RGW units making an appearance back then.


Restored Pacific Electric Car
Subject: Restored Pacific Electric Car #500
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 10/14/2007

Notes: Running along their short tourist track through San Pedro.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #61
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 10/14/2007

Notes: Then brand new #61 stops briefly outside 'B' Yard in Long Beach Harbor. The MP20C-3 have Detroit V12 engines that make 2250 HP.

Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #2
Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #3
     

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #40
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 8/7/2007

Notes: #40 waits in the San Pedro yard, getting ready to be used for a film project.

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #41
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 3/17/2007

Notes: Pulling a string of cars North out of 'B' Yard.

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line SD20
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD20 #46
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 3/17/2007

Notes: Was last Twin Cities & Western #601. Shown here sitting near 'A' Yard.


Metropolitan Stevedore Co. SF30C
Subject: Metropolitan Stevedore Co. SF30C #9504
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Originally built as AT&SFU36C #8719. It's mainly used to switch hoppers brought down from Trona to be off-loaded onto ships.


Pacific Harbor Line SD20
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD20 #2036
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Originally an NRE/Illinois Central unit, still in IC black.


Box Cars at San Pedro Warehouse
Subject: Box Cars at San Pedro Warehouse
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: A rare sight to see box cars set out at Crescent Warehouse, on the South end of San Pedro.


Car Truck Bridge Platform
Subject: Car Truck Bridge Platform
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: A unique rolling bridge built from a rail car truck, allowing cars on the second track to be loaded from the dock.


Pacific Harbor Line SW1200
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SW1200 #32
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Ex Conrail and before that an Erie Lackawanna unit... #32 sits North of the Vincent Thomas Bridge.


Federal Railroad Administration T17
Subject: Federal Railroad Administration T17 (#217)
Location: Boron, CA
Date: 1/10/2007

Notes: Caught moving east down the BNSF line after passing through Mojave and possibly Tehachapi earlier.


LLPX SD38-2
Subject: LLPX SD38-2 #2808
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 3/16/2006

Notes: Sitting near 'A' yard... Ex Reserve Mining unit down from the North Country being used as a lease unit on the Pacific Harbor Line.


BNSF SD40-2
Subject: BNSF SD40-2 #6952
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Ex AT&SF, with SF air conditioner still visible.


Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #43
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Still in its ex Chicago North Western paint. This unit originally arrived to PHL with its high nose still intact.

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2 #45
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Still wearing its paint from sister road Ohio Central. This unit was originally a B&O SD35.


Various BNSF Locomotives
Subject: Various BNSF Locomotives
Location: Commerce, CA
Date: 2/?/2004

Notes: Numerous units pull out onto the lead at the west end of Hobart Terminal.


Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #1
Subject: Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant
Location: Acton, CA
Date: 8/29/2003

Notes: Cabs on the property: SF999050, UP25288, SP1764, SP1339, SP1289 and fourth SP can with unknown number. Please don't trespass.

Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #2
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #3
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #4
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #5
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #6
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #7
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #8
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #9
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #10
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant #11

UP Coil Car
Subject: UP Coil Car #210001
Location: Carson, CA
Date: 3/14/1999

Notes: Spotted sitting in the Dolores Yard along Alameda St.


Herzog MoW Equipment #1
Subject: Herzog MoW Equipment
Location: Burbank, CA
Date: 7/26/2000

Notes: Spotted sitting on the last bit of remaining SP Burbank Branch track at Burbank Jct.

Herzog MoW Equipment #2
Herzog MoW Equipment #3
Herzog MoW Equipment #4
Herzog MoW Equipment #5
Herzog MoW Equipment #6

AT&SF Caboose #1
Subject: AT&SF Caboose #999277
Location: Somis, CA
Date: 9/4/2003

Notes: On display at Hagle Lumber Co. The inside is finished like a regular room.

AT&SF Caboose #2
       

DCCX #20004 Aircraft Fuselage Car
Subject: DCCX #20004 Aircraft Fuselage Car
Location: East Los Angeles, CA
Date: 7/8/2000

Notes: This car is used for transporting large aircraft parts. Original reporting marks come back to McDonnell Douglas, but may be different now.


TTX Flat Car
Subject: TTX Flat Car #97962
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 7/8/2000

Notes: Carrying what looks to be a Cat prime mover engine. Spotted parked in 'A' Yard.


AT&SF Dash 8-40CW #803 Leads "Slab Train"
Subject: AT&SF Dash 8-40CW #803 Leads "Slab Train"
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 7/8/2000

Notes: #803 leads the harbor steel slab train while street running back to Watson Yard with slab loads.


Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2 #45 Leads Train
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 1/24/1999

Notes: PHL #45 and #40 are pulling on a string of cars going North out of 'B' Yard in the harbor.


UP Caboose
Subject: UP Caboose #25801
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 1/24/1999

Notes: Sitting in the yard off Anaheim St., this cab was used on local work in the area.


D&RGW GP40-2
Subject: D&RGW GP40-2 #3101
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 1/24/1999

Notes: Parked with an SSW unit in the yard off Anaheim St., this unit was being used on UP local trains.


BNSF Steel Slab Cars #1
Subject: BNSF Steel Slab Cars
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 3/17/2002

Notes: Pictured while brand new, these cars were specifically built for the BNSF "steel slab train" out of the L.A. Harbor.

BNSF Steel Slab Cars #2
       

Numerous Pacific Harbor Line Locomotives
Subject: Numerous Pacific Harbor Line Locomotives
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 6/24/2000

Notes: Seen returning back to 'A' Yard with GP7 #101 in the lead, these units were just having their speed tested on a stretch of track near San Pedro.


Pacific Harbor Line GP7
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line GP7 #101
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 6/24/2000

Notes: Still wearing the old "Harbor Belt Line" name, #101 crosses over a street near 'A' Yard. Originally a CNW unit.


Flat Car PPU
Subject: Flat Car PPU #3000
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 6/24/2000

Notes: Spotted carrying a new Cat D10R Dozer. 'PPU' is the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway.


Tank Training Car AMOX
Subject: Tank Training Car AMOX #911R
Location: Carson, CA
Date: 6/24/2000

Notes: Originally built in 1972 and modified in 1987, this car is used by Amoco/BP for emergency training of employees and local emergency personnel.


Refinery Switcher
Subject: Refinery Switcher
Location: Carson, CA
Date: 6/24/2000

Notes: An SW type switcher is parked at a local refinery near Dolores Yard.


BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train #1
Subject: BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train
Location: L.A. Harbor, CA
Date: 7/15/2000

Notes: Still in BN paint, #8059 leads the BNSF "steel slab train" out of L.A. Harbor, and does some street running on the way to Watson Yard.

BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train #2
BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train #3
BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train #4
BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train #5
 

EMDX SD40-3
Subject: EMDX SD40-3 #2000
Location: Carson, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: Parked near the shops in Dolores Yard, this unit also did time on PNWR, BN & CS.


BNSF SD40-2
Subject: BNSF SD40-2 #6838
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 12/29/2000

Notes: Left sitting with the other power that will be used on the steel slab train out of the harbor.


BNSF GP35U #2622 & BNSF GP30 #1
Subject: BNSF GP35U #2622 & BNSF GP30 #2401
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 12/18/2000

Notes: #2622 still in SF paint, along with a rare BNSF GP30 in (then) new "H1" paint, both idle outside the terminal where the "slab train" is prepared.

BNSF GP35U #2622 & BNSF GP30 #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #44
Location: Long Beach, A
Date: 12/18/2000

Notes: A rare catch finding #44 in an open place. #44 looked slightly different than the other 18R units, and was usually left over on Terminal Island.


EMD Demo GP15D
Subject: EMD Demo GP15D #1508
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 9/1/2001

Notes: Seen working in 'A' Yard while temporarily working for Pacific Harbor Line during a trial.


EMD Demo GP20D
Subject: EMD Demo GP20D #2008
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 9/1/2001

Notes: Also tried out on PHL at the same time as #1508 above, but neither model was purchased.


Amtrak California F59PHI
Subject: Amtrak California F59PHI #452
Location: Union Station - Los Angeles, CA
Date: 4/4/1999

Notes: Sitting with its train in the Union Station terminal.


D&RGW SD50
Subject: D&RGW SD50 #5503
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 4/4/1999

Notes: Sitting in the yard off Anaheim St... A number of D&RGW units were used around the SoCal area well after the merger.


Union Station - Red Line Subway Station #1
Subject: Union Station - Red Line Subway Station
Location: Union Station - Los Angeles, CA
Date: 4/4/1999

Notes: A red line subway train stops at the station underneath Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Union Station - Red Line Subway Station #2
Union Station - Red Line Subway Station #3
     

D&RGW SD50s
Subject: D&RGW SD50s #5507 & #5515
Location: East Los Angeles, CA
Date: 9/2/2000

Notes: Some rare un-patched DRGW units sit over Washington Blvd., outside UP's East Los Angeles Yard.


Trona Railway SD45-2 #1
Subject: Trona Railway SD45-2 #3005 Leads Train
Location: Trona, CA
Date: 12/1/2003

Notes: Trona #3005 along with Trona SD40-2 #3007, bring a cut of cars back into Trona. #2003 still in SF/SP pre-merge scheme sits in the Trona yard.

Trona Railway SD45-2 #2
Trona Railway SD45-2 #3
     

Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #1
Subject: Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Date: 9/2/2003

Notes: A very nicely restored depot alongside the SP Coast Line, in the Santa Susanna Pass.

Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #2
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #3
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #4
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #5
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #6
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #7
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #8
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #9
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot #10
 

Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #1
Subject: Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #8002
Location: Mojave, CA
Date: 3/5/2002

Notes: An old workhorse still wearing it's SP colors while sitting near Mojave Yard, along with support cars SP #5058 and #503.

Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #2
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #3
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #4
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #5
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #6
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #7
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #8
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #9
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #10
 

Pacific Harbor Line SW1200
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SW1200 #32 & #35
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 3/31/2000

Notes: Both units sill wear their old Conrail blue as they work the 'A' Yard.


Pacific Harbor Line SD18R
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #40
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 4/16/2000

Notes: In its classy ATSF "zebra stripe" scheme, #40 sits outside the PHL headquarters at 'A' Yard.


Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors #1
Subject: Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 4/9/2000

Notes: Brightly colored rail car movers have the weekend off at the Borax plant in Los Angeles Harbor.

Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors #2
Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors #3
Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors #4
   

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #43
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 4/9/2000

Notes: #43 as it was before getting its nose chopped, still wearing the full CNW "Operation Lifesaver" paint scheme.

Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #2
       

UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #1
Subject: UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond
Location: Commerce, CA
Date: 11/27/1999

Notes: Shot not too long before the tower was closed. The antique lever machine was still in place and functioning.

UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #2
UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #3
UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #4
UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #5
UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond #6

Pacific Harbor Line SW1200s
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line SW1200s #37 & #38
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 4/14/2001

Notes: #37 and #38 do some street running while switching out cars at Borax.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #66
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: #66 starts shoving on a cut of intermodal cars at the west end of Pier 'B' Yard.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #64
Location: Wilmington, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: #64 runs 'light' and long hood forward back to 'A' Yard along Alameda St.


BNSF Dash 9-44CW
Subject: BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4156
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: #4156 and a second Dash 9 shove the remaining cut of their train eastward into Pier 'B' Yard.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #68
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: #66 shoves a long string of intermodal cars eastward into Pier 'B' Yard.


Metropolitan Stevedor 3GS21B-DE
Subject: Metropolitan Stevedor 3GS21B-DE #0805
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: Metropolitan Stevedor's brand new Gen-Set "low emissions" unit is taking the day off inside their facility. The unit was built by National Railway Equipment company and arrived to MS in December, 2008.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #66
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 6/21/2009

Notes: Later in the day, #66 is still working hard, now dragging a long string of intermodal cars out of Pier 'F' Terminal and up to Pier 'B' Yard.

Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #65
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: #65 is pictured at the west end of 'B' Yard, getting ready to move west after shoving some stack cars in the yard.


Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #66
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: After waiting for #65 to clear, #66 shoves a long cut of stack cars back into the west end of 'B' Yard.

Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #2
       

Pacific Harbor Line 3GS21C #1
Subject: Pacific Harbor Line 3GS21C #81
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: This NRE built 3GS21C is one of two that were running on the PHL at the time. After pulling a string of stacks through a terminal in San Pedro, the Engineer of #81 moved the unit by remote to the end of the track.

Pacific Harbor Line 3GS21C #2
Pacific Harbor Line 3GS21C #3 Pacific Harbor Line 3GS21C #4    

BNSF GP60s #1
Subject: BNSF GP60s #150, 154 and 121
Location: Hobart Yard, Los Angeles, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: Three of what use to be top power units in their day, now get used in yard shuttle work. SF units are now getting to be quite rare.

BNSF GP60s #2
       

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