Railroad (Various) Photo Gallery
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BN GP50 #3125 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - 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 - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - Still in "war bonnet" colors on a trailer train.
BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4735 Leads the "Steel Train" - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - The BNSF steel coil train is just coming down out of Tehachapi and into Mojave.
C41-8W #9595 Leads UP Eastbound Local - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - A UP local returns to Mojave after running up the mountain to Tehachapi.
BNSF Dash 9-44CW #760 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - A typical trailer train consist for the time.
EMD SD70M #7008 Leads UP Westbound Train - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - 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 - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - Still plenty of SP power on the line at this time.
BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4943 Leads BNSF Eastbound Train - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - What would eventually be the typical power seen on this line.
UP SD9043AC #8296 - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - Brand new and sitting in the yard at Mojave.
SP SD40-2 #8584 - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - Still some interesting units being used as helpers and on locals around this time period.
D&RGW SD50 #5507 Leads UP Eastbound Train - Mojave, CA - 1/?/1999 - Still some D&RGW units making an appearance back then.
Restored Pacific Electric Car #500 - San Pedro, CA - 10/14/2007 - Running along their short tourist track through San Pedro.
Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #61 - Long Beach, CA - 10/14/2007 - 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 SD18R #40 - San Pedro, CA - 8/7/2007 - #40 waits in the San Pedro yard, getting ready to be used for a film project.
Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #41 - Long Beach, CA - 3/17/2007 - Pulling a string of cars North out of 'B' Yard.
Pacific Harbor Line SD20 #46 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 3/17/2007 - Was last Twin Cities & Western #601. Shown here sitting near 'A' Yard.
Metropolitan Stevedore Co. SF30C #9504 - Long Beach, CA - 3/4/2007 - 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 #2036 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 3/4/2007 - Originally an NRE/Illinois Central unit, still in IC black.
Box Cars at San Pedro Warehouse - San Pedro, CA - 3/4/2007 - A rare sight to see box cars set out at Crescent Warehouse, on the South end of San Pedro.
Car Truck Bridge Platform - San Pedro, CA - 3/4/2007 - 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 #32 - San Pedro, CA - 3/4/2007 - Ex Conrail and before that an Erie Lackawanna unit... #32 sits North of the Vincent Thomas Bridge.
Federal Railroad Administration T17 (#217) - Boron, CA - 1/10/2007 - Caught moving east down the BNSF line after passing through Mojave and possibly Tehachapi earlier.
LLPX SD38-2 #2808 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 3/16/2006 - 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 #6952 - Long Beach, CA - 2/8/2004 - Ex AT&SF, with SF air conditioner still visible.
Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #43 - Long Beach, CA - 2/8/2004 - Still in its ex Chicago North Western paint. This unit originally arrived to PHL with its high nose still intact.
Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2 #45 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 2/8/2004 - Still wearing its paint from sister road Ohio Central. This unit was originally a B&O SD35.
Various BNSF Locomotives - Commerce, CA - 2/?/2004 - Numerous units pull out onto the lead at the west end of Hobart Terminal.
Numerous Cabeese at Vincent Hill Station Restaurant - Acton, CA - 8/29/2003 - Cabs on the property: SF999050, UP25288, SP1764, SP1339, SP1289 and fourth SP can with unknown number. Please don't trespass.
UP Coil Car #210001 - Carson, CA - 3/14/1999 - Spotted sitting in the Dolores Yard along Alameda St.
Herzog MoW Equipment - Burbank, CA - 7/26/2000 - Spotted sitting on the last bit of remaining SP Burbank Branch track at Burbank Jct.
AT&SF Caboose #999277 - Somis, CA - 9/4/2003 - On display at Hagle Lumber Co. The inside is finished like a regular room.
DCCX #20004 Aircraft Fuselage Car - East Los Angeles, CA - 7/8/2000 - 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 #97962 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 7/8/2000 - Carrying what looks to be a Cat prime mover engine. Spotted parked in 'A' Yard.
AT&SF Dash 8-40CW #803 Leads "Slab Train" - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 7/8/2000 - #803 leads the harbor steel slab train while street running back to Watson Yard with slab loads.
Pacific Harbor Line SD20-2 #45 Leads Train - Long Beach, CA - 1/24/1999 - PHL #45 and #40 are pulling on a string of cars going North out of 'B' Yard in the harbor.
UP Caboose #25801 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 1/24/1999 - Sitting in the yard off Anaheim St., this cab was used on local work in the area.
D&RGW GP40-2 #3101 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 1/24/1999 - Parked with an SSW unit in the yard off Anaheim St., this unit was being used on UP local trains.
BNSF Steel Slab Cars - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 3/17/2002 - Pictured while brand new, these cars were specifically built for the BNSF "steel slab train" out of the L.A. Harbor.
Numerous Pacific Harbor Line Locomotives - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 6/24/2000 - 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 #101 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 6/24/2000 - Still wearing the old "Harbor Belt Line" name, #101 crosses over a street near 'A' Yard. Originally a CNW unit.
Flat Car PPU #3000 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 6/24/2000 - Spotted carrying a new Cat D10R Dozer. 'PPU' is the Peoria and Pekin Union Railway.
Tank Training Car AMOX #911R - Carson, CA - 6/24/2000 - 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 - Carson, CA - 6/24/2000 - An SW type switcher is parked at a local refinery near Dolores Yard.
BN SD40-2 #8059 Leads Steel Slab Train - L.A. Harbor, CA - 7/15/2000 - 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.
EMDX SD40-3 #2000 - Carson, CA - 8/26/2000 - Parked near the shops in Dolores Yard, this unit also did time on PNWR, BN & CS.
BNSF SD40-2 #6838 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 12/29/2000 - Left sitting with the other power that will be used on the steel slab train out of the harbor.
BNSF GP35U #2622 & BNSF GP30 #2401 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 12/18/2000 - #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.
Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #44 - Long Beach, A - 12/18/2000 - 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 #1508 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 9/1/2001 - Seen working in 'A' Yard while temporarily working for Pacific Harbor Line during a trial.
EMD Demo GP20D #2008 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 9/1/2001 - Also tried out on PHL at the same time as #1508 above, but neither model was purchased.
Amtrak California F59PHI #452 - Union Station - Los Angeles, CA - 4/4/1999 - Sitting with its train in the Union Station terminal.
D&RGW SD50 #5503 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 4/4/1999 - 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 - Union Station - Los Angeles, CA - 4/4/1999 - A red line subway train stops at the station underneath Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.
D&RGW SD50s #5507 & #5515 - East Los Angeles, CA - 9/2/2000 - Some rare un-patched DRGW units sit over Washington Blvd., outside UP's East Los Angeles Yard.
Trona Railway SD45-2 #3005 Leads Train - Trona, CA - 12/1/2003 - 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.
Southern Pacific - Santa Susanna Depot - Simi Valley, CA - 9/2/2003 - A very nicely restored depot alongside the SP Coast Line, in the Santa Susanna Pass.
Southern Pacific - Ohio Crane #8002 - Mojave, CA - 3/5/2002 - An old workhorse still wearing it's SP colors while sitting near Mojave Yard, along with support cars SP #5058 and #503.
Pacific Harbor Line SW1200 #32 & #35 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 3/31/2000 - Both units sill wear their old Conrail blue as they work the 'A' Yard.
Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #40 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 4/16/2000 - In its classy ATSF "zebra stripe" scheme, #40 sits outside the PHL headquarters at 'A' Yard.
Borax Rail Car Moving Tractors - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 4/9/2000 - Brightly colored rail car movers have the weekend off at the Borax plant in Los Angeles Harbor.
Pacific Harbor Line SD18R #43 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 4/9/2000 - #43 as it was before getting its nose chopped, still wearing the full CNW "Operation Lifesaver" paint scheme.
UP Hobart Tower - UP/BNSF Diamond - Commerce, CA - 11/27/1999 - Shot not too long before the tower was closed. The antique lever machine was still in place and functioning.
Pacific Harbor Line SW1200s #37 & #38 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 4/14/2001 - #37 and #38 do some street running while switching out cars at Borax.
Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #66 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 6/21/2009 - #66 starts shoving on a cut of intermodal cars at the west end of Pier 'B' Yard.
Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #64 - Wilmington, CA - 6/21/2009 - #64 runs 'light' and long hood forward back to 'A' Yard along Alameda St.
BNSF Dash 9-44CW #4156 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 6/21/2009 - #4156 and a second Dash 9 shove the remaining cut of their train eastward into Pier 'B' Yard.
Pacific Harbor Line MP20C-3 #68 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 6/21/2009 - #66 shoves a long string of intermodal cars eastward into Pier 'B' Yard.
Metropolitan Stevedor 3GS21B-DE #0805 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 6/21/2009 - 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 #66 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 6/21/2009 - 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 #65 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 9/19/2010 - #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 #66 - Long Beach Harbor, CA - 9/19/2010 - 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 3GS21C #81 - Los Angeles Harbor, CA - 9/19/2010 - 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.
BNSF GP60s #150, 154 and 121 - Hobart Yard, Los Angeles, CA - 9/19/2010 - 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.