Monday, September 22, 2008

1970's Southern California Railroading

Southern Pacific Railroad EMD FP7 - Alhambra Station, Alhambra, California, April, 1970. Locomotive No. SP 6453. The westbound "Sunset Limited" is seen at Alhambra station.

Union Pacific Railroad EMD E8(A) - Cajon Pass, San Bernardino County, California, 1970. Locomotive No. UP 934. The westbound "City of Los Angeles" is seen in Cajon Pass just west of Summit.

Santa Fe Railway EMD F7(A) - Union Station, Los Angeles, California, July, 1971. Locomotive No. ATSF 303C. The eastbound Amtrak "Super Chief" is seen departing Union Station for it's run to Chicago.

Santa Fe Railway EMD F7(A) - Pasadena Station, Pasadena, California, July, 1971. Locomotive No. ATSF 305L. The eastbound Amtrak "Super Chief" is preparing to leave Pasadena.

Union Pacific Railroad EMD E8(A) - Santa Ana river bridge, Riverside, California, 1971. Union Pacific's the "City of Los Angeles" is seen east bound during the last months of operation before Amtrak takes over.

Southern Pacific Railroad EMD FP7 - SP Alhambra Station, Alhambra, California, April, 1972. Locomotive No. SP 6455. The Cochella Valley Special was run by the Pacific Railroad Society and is seen at Alhambra station picking up passengers. Train was a day trip out to Indio and back to LA.

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4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

I have to say, as much as I love old steam locomotives, that Santa Fe loco might be my favorite train of all time!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Wow these are fun to look at. So much "local" train history here is Socal! Do you know if the "Santa Ana River bridge" is still there? Thanks!

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Martin Batistelli said...

Yes, the Santa Ana River Viaduct is still there. There is a park next to the southern end that one can view the bridge from. Tbe Santa Ana River Trail passes underneath.