UNION PACIFIC PHOTOGRAPHS

LEAVING FROM EAST LOS ANGELES – EAST BOUND

FAN SPECIAL AT CAJON SUMMIT

LAST UNION PACIFIC PASSENGER TRAIN NEAR ROSE HILLS – WEST BOUND

EAST LOS ANGELES YARD FUEL RACK

EAST OF CAJON SUMMIT

EAST LOS ANGELES

RAINBOW CANYON – WEST BOUND

WEBER CANYON – WEST BOUND

WYOMING – WEST BOUND

BEVERLY, CAL. -WEST BOUND

COLORADO – EAST BOUND

RATTY TRACK IN WYOMING

EAST BOUND NEAR REDLANDS, CAL.

WESTERN WYOMING – EAST BOUND

WYOMING BRANCH LINE

COLORADO NEAR WYOMING BORDER – EAST BOUND

 

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UPRR 6900’s

 

These are photographs I made of 6900’s at East Yard in Los Angeles, Ogden and Sacramento many years ago.

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MORNING STEAM-UP AT CHAMA

 

These are images of the preparations of the locomotives used for a snow plowing train at Chama, New Mexico. I do not recall the exact date, but I believe they were taken in the 1980’s. The C&TS RR opened the line with this plow train and we followed in a special passenger train. It was quite a day for those on the passenger train! Enjoy.

The Old Machinist

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PFE ICE DOCK

These are images scanned from my 1969 Salt Lake City slides. This is a standard PFE ice dock. It is long gone.

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THE AT&SF DEPOT AT SANTA FE SPRINGS

The AT&SF depot building, formerly located at the Santa Fe Springs station, is long gone. However, a replica depot was built for display in a park within the City of Santa Fe Springs, California as part of a railroad exhibit. It is still there and very well kept. These photographs were used to design this replica depot by a friend of mine, who was the railroad consultant for the design and construction of the exhibit,  as very little other data was available to him at that time. I took these photographs around 1962 as I recall. I used a Speed Graphic 35 camera, which I still have. It is very heavy and pain in the neck. The shutter must manually cocked for every photograph taken. The film was advanced by rotating a knob, but it was all I could afford in those days. I was fortunate to have it.

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A DISTANT MEMORY OF A PARK LOCOMOTIVE

I took a series of photographs of this “park” locomotive operating near Whittier Narrows, in an amusement park, in 1964. I think it is a relic of the Venice, California canal railroad, ca 1915. I believe someone out there may recognize the locomotive and have knowledge of its present whereabouts. If so, please write about what you know in the comment section of this blog.

The complete story can be read by means of this link:

http://www.westland.net/venicehistory/articles/rail.htm

The Old Machinist

 

IS THIS A VENICE CANAL LOCOMOTIVE?

IS THIS A VENICE CANAL LOCOMOTIVE?

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