Thursday, September 24, 2009

CA Train Stations

Former Santa Fe station in Claremont, CA built in 1927, now restored for Metrolink commuter rail to Union Station in Los Angeles. Notice the distinctive Santa Fe emblem on the door, giving evidence of its past service.

Built by the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railroad in 1899 that was sold to Santa Fe. A $6 million renovation by the City of Fresno was recently completed. It has lots of available office space but Amtrak seems to be the only current tenant.

Built by Southern Pacific Railroad in 1924 and restored about 10 years ago. Now used by Amtrak and Metrolink commuter lines north from Los Angeles Union Station.

Built in 1924 by Union Pacific Railroad in the middle of the Mojave desert (about 1/2 way between LA and Las Vegas and miles from the closest Interstate or State highway) more to serve railroad crews and workers than local resident snakes and lizards. It was closed by the railroad in 1985 and recently restored to become the visitor's center for the Mojave National Preserve.

Beautifully restored AT&SF, Amtrak station, and Harvey House hotel, Casa del Desierto. Built in 1911. Also houses the Western America Railroad Museum.

LINK: To see more of Ron's Reiring's collection visit kla4067's photostream on Flickr.

4 comments:

Richard Harrison said...

The Claremont Station is gorgeous; have seen it with my own two eyes.

Great post.

All the best,
Richard

Davelandweb said...

Thanks for posting these - fantastic stuff! Nice to see they are still around.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

These are great, I love the door on the Claremont station. I've been to the Glendale station a few times, its kinda small but in great shape and fun to see. Thanks for the cool post, all aboard...

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Thank you all for your comments on my favorite stuff. RAILROADS !!!