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Date: 03/27/23 21:15
Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: erielackawanna

I headed out Sunday morning to meet a buddy and shoot the Amtrak Southwest Chief deadhead down to 8th Street with P42DC #203, the OLS unit, leading. Damn trian took forever to come, but in the meantime I managed to bag three freights on the River Sub (and even heard a fourth chatting on the radio). 

First image is of the a San Antonio to Long Beach intermodal. It had a GEVO up front and a GEVO towards the back.

Second image is of a Los Angeles transfer job, bringing engines and containers, I assume, from Shops to East LA.

Third image is again of the Los Angeles transfer job.








Date: 03/27/23 21:17
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: erielackawanna

Images four and five are of the power on a Roseville to Los Angeles manifest hostling (is that a word?) to Shops after yarding their train at 4th Street. HELP! 

Note, the El Pato building behind the engines was at one time a Union Pacific freight station.






Date: 03/27/23 21:37
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: bearease

You're a braver man than I running around that area in these times!

Great shots tho.



Date: 03/27/23 21:47
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: pdt

On the bridge there , especially during daylight, isnt bad.    I wouldnt have a problem with it.   If u think all of LA is dangerous, you've been reading too much yellow journalism.



Date: 03/27/23 21:48
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: Curt

Looks like a third-world country.



Date: 03/27/23 21:53
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: WP921

You know it's bad when the graffiti is on horizontal surfaces, like sidewalks.



Date: 03/27/23 22:04
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: joemagruder

The clear air and visible mountains weren't a part of my Los Angeles childhood. The improvement in air quality in Southern California has been astounding.



Date: 03/27/23 22:30
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: Mr-Beechcroft

joemagruder Wrote:
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> The clear air and visible mountains weren't a part
> of my Los Angeles childhood. The improvement in
> air quality in Southern California has been
> astounding.

Boy howdy...I'm from San Bernardino in the 70's and I know what you mean.

Adam



Date: 03/28/23 03:20
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: Contax645

Great series of photos. Thank you for posting these.

Gary R. Clark
Griffith, Indiana



Date: 03/28/23 04:31
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: DJ-12

Nice to see some pictures with water in the river.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/28/23 05:14
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: masterphots

Interesting to see the snow in the mountains is pretty much gone already



Date: 03/28/23 07:13
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: mapboy

masterphots Wrote:
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> Interesting to see the snow in the mountains is
> pretty much gone already

It's the angle of the photos.  There's lots of snow on the peaks from Mt. Wilson to Mt. Baldy, also on Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto.

Edit: take a look at all the snow in the north-facing slopes in the next thread-  https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5653972

mapboy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/23 07:19 by mapboy.



Date: 03/28/23 07:16
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: longliveSP

masterphots Wrote:
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> Interesting to see the snow in the mountains is
> pretty much gone already

Pretty standard on the south facing slopes. The look from Palmdale/Lancaster is much different.



Date: 03/28/23 07:20
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: longliveSP

joemagruder Wrote:
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> The clear air and visible mountains weren't a part
> of my Los Angeles childhood. The improvement in
> air quality in Southern California has been
> astounding.

Growing up in Southern California in the 70's I remember many school smog days, including some restricted to indoors wheezing staging 3 days.



Date: 03/28/23 08:26
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: 3rdswitch

Nice bunch from mostly unseen locations.
JB



Date: 03/28/23 09:12
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: DD40

When I see that river I expect a Hollywood chase scene.



Date: 03/28/23 15:10
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: masterphots

I raced down there in the late 1950s.  Also used to drive from Taylor Yard down into the river around the diesel shops (like Nascar banking) to Redondo Jct,  coming up under the 4th Street bridge.  Was fun to take visiting fans on a wild ride.....John/Dave Ingles come to mind.



Date: 03/28/23 18:11
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: PHall

bearease Wrote:
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> You're a braver man than I running around that
> area in these times!
>
> Great shots tho.

No worse then many other parts of LA including the Valley. But to each their own.



Date: 03/28/23 22:15
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: cchan006

erielackawanna Wrote:
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> Second image is of a Los Angeles transfer job,
> bringing engines and containers, I assume, from
> Shops to East LA.
>
> Third image is again of the Los Angeles transfer
> job.

As usual, expertly composed, making a location better looking than it's supposed to be.

We share the same first name, and maybe the same SD70M leader luck? Also enjoyed your Pomona SD70M shot you posted recently.



Date: 03/29/23 00:29
Re: Union Pacific along the Los Angeles River 03/26/23
Author: RailDawg

rgzfan Wrote:
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> Ever notice that the race scene from Grease
> features an Amfleet train pulled by an F40PH? It
> appears just as the chick starting the race drops
> her hand.

Good catch!

Chuck



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