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Steve Sloan's Trains : Trip Notes : 1973 : Friday, Dec. 28, 1973

Friday, December 28, 1973

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Photos taken on a trip south after Christmas 1973.

Southern California



ATSF 4572, EMD SD24

Two SD24s in Bakersfield
On Friday, December 28, 1973 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) SD24 4572 was in a power pool with sister 4564 in Bakersfield, CA.

Los Angeles

Cornfield-Bull Ring Yard

SP 1100 EMD TR6A

1100 in the Bull Ring
Southern Pacific TR6A 1100 is in the Bull Ring in Los Angeles on December 28, 1973.

Jim Baker of Whittier said, "I believe it is actually in the 'Cornfield' portion of the Cornfield-Bull Ring yards in what was once known as River Station along Alameda and Spring Streets on Los Angeles.

"The two yards were separated by a diagonal string of double slip switches all hand operated.

"The Links Yard was at what is today the MTA Gold Line Maintenance Facility just north of the tunnels on the Pasadena Parkway (formerly known as the Pasadena Freeway) and the bridge at Dayton Avenue Tower.
  • Photo of 1100
    Neg: 024122 Scan: 2010030101.1
  • Photo of 1100 rear half
    Neg: 024141 Scan: 2010030101.2
  • Photo of 1100 rear end
    Neg: 024128 Scan: 2010030101.3
  • Photo of 1100 in color
    Analog Image, Kodachrome Slide 5.69, Scan 2010100101.3.
PE Yard

SP 1178 EMD SW900

1178 in LA
Southern Pacific SW900 1178 is in the P.E. Yard in Los Angeles on December 28, 1973.
Taylor Yard

SP 2150 Baldwin S12, SP Class BS412-4

2150 at Taylor
"Frank's Office" is written in chalk over the door of Southern Pacific 2150. The Baldwin S12 was captured on December 28, 1973 in Taylor Yard, Los Angeles, California.

On trainorders, 10/15/10, rehunn said, "2150,2154 and 2157 were the "J" yard switchers right up to the end of the use of the Baldwins.

On trainorders, miralomarail said, "During the 90's we had a former S.P. employee working at Amtrak in LA, Ca. His name was Frank, and had heard about " His Office "

On Altamont Press OPRRMS said, "Possibly refers to Frank Watkins, who was the engineer on 7:59 AM yard job at River Station (a.k.a., the Links) during the early Seventies. The S-12s were quite common at that yard. Frank was a very nice gentleman and well-liked by everyone."

SP 3718 EMD GP9, SP Class EF418-9

SP 3718 in Taylor
Southern Pacific GP9 3718 sits with U30C 7917 and a tunnel motor in LA's Taylor Yard engine terminal on Dec. 28, 1973.
  • Photo of SP 3718 in Taylor
    Analog Photo Kodachrome Slide 5.1059, Scan 2014052501ph.3

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