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Date: 03/23/19 07:59
Switcher Saturday . . .
Author: 3rdswitch

.   .   .   back in MAR '90, SP's Torrance Switcher is returning from a lumber distributor in Gardena, CA, with one empty. Originally this former Pacific Electric line ran through to Redondo Beach. Today as on this day, the spur stub ends at the lumber place which is still in business and still receives rail loads on a regular basis.
JB




Date: 03/23/19 10:12
Re: Switcher Saturday . . .
Author: gcm

Nice shot on a rough looking branch.
Good news that it is still being used.
Gary



Date: 03/23/19 10:17
Re: Switcher Saturday . . .
Author: spider1319

Super cool shot.Thanks for posting.Bill Webb



Date: 03/23/19 14:20
Re: Switcher Saturday . . .
Author: SCKP187

I do like the SP end cab switchers---they always had a good look to them.  The first thing I noticed of the location was it's ruggedness. Looks like ties and rail were just laid on the sandy soil and a little bit of dust filled in between the ties over the years.  Nice photo.
Brian Stevens



Date: 03/23/19 20:06
Re: Switcher Saturday . . .
Author: PHall

SCKP187 Wrote:
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> I do like the SP end cab switchers---they always
> had a good look to them.  The first thing I
> noticed of the location was it's ruggedness. Looks
> like ties and rail were just laid on the sandy
> soil and a little bit of dust filled in between
> the ties over the years.  Nice photo.
> Brian Stevens

There's actually ballast there between the ties. Just not a whole lot of it.



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