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Date: 05/22/20 10:32
F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: masterphots

SP 6470E approaches N. Main St,  Los Angeles on 6/25/62.  Ken Douglas original, my collection.  A couple of months earlier Dodger Stadium opened at the top of the hill,  out of the photo to the left.  For you baseball fans,  they lost their first game there to the Reds 6-3.  Reds center fielder Wally Post hit the first home in the new stadium.  I still have my scorecard from the game.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/20 15:29 by masterphots.




Date: 05/22/20 12:50
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE catch!

Larry



Date: 05/22/20 14:29
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: E25

'Looks like a load of beets headed to Beaumont and beyond.

Definitely a "triple."

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/20 19:03 by E25.



Date: 05/22/20 17:24
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: texchief1

Neat shot!

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 05/22/20 17:50
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: Streamliner

How wonderful to see COLOR photos from back then.  Thanks for posting it.



Date: 05/22/20 17:53
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: agentatascadero

With 8 units up front, one might assume this train to be headed for Tehachapi.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 05/22/20 18:34
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: cewherry

Looks like empty beet gons headed back to the Imperial Valley. On the East Bank line nearing North Main St.
Lots of power for the loads tomorrow.

Charlie



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/22/20 19:23 by cewherry.



Date: 05/22/20 20:02
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: railstiesballast

I suspect that beet train is also moving power out of the diesel shops to City of Industry or Colton.



Date: 05/23/20 13:59
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: agentatascadero

Maybe someone could help orient me on this one.......to me, it appeared the train was a westbound, compass north, but I must be all turned around if this train is headed to Colton.
Power move sounds about right for 8 units on a train of empties.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



Date: 05/23/20 15:39
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: cewherry

agentatascadero Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Maybe someone could help orient me on this
> one.......to me, it appeared the train was a
> westbound, compass north, but I must be all turned
> around if this train is headed to Colton.
> Power move sounds about right for 8 units on a
> train of empties.

Google today:
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0675712,-118.2238748,3a,39.4y,340.2h,83.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1spJBeGHmSqn1v8XtD4688sw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Taken from the North Main St. crossing looking north. Notice the arch of the North Spring St. bridge with North Broadway bridge partially hidden
behind it as well as the power lines on the right.

Charlie
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/20 15:43 by cewherry.



Date: 05/23/20 18:45
Re: F unit Friday...SP Black Widow version
Author: agentatascadero

Thanks Charlie, that maze of LA railroading has always been confusing to me....and, at  my age, it appears I'll never get it right.

AA

Stanford White
Carmel Valley, CA



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