An elderly SD40-2 to the rescue, leading the Southwest Chief's non-functioning P40DC into Los Angeles on the head end of Amtrak #3.
The Malabar Switcher runs light through its namesake yard as it heads down to the ladder track in order to get to its next cut of cars.
The Malabar Switcher drops a slab car under the crane at the trainload facility in Vernon, CA with the Los Angeles skyline in the distance.
BNSF 1307 returns to Hobart Yard as it nears Hobart Tower at San Pedro Junction.
Between the decrease in online customers and security/safety concerns, it's becoming increasingly difficult to shoot classic industrial railroading in action. The YJY68R crew out of UP's J-Yard in... (more)
A UP GP38-2 squeezes through an alleyway in Vernon on one of the surviving industry spurs.
The AM J-Yard switcher shoves back against its train for the return trip to the J-Yard.
The J Yard switcher runs light on ROW that once held the SP San Pedro Line. Los Angeles City Hall rises above in the background.
The J Yard switcher heads light through some tight alleys on the grounds of the old brewery in Vernon.
BNSF's Malabar Switcher does most of its work in hard to photograph Malabar Yard. Here it pokes its nose out of the yard to clear a cut of cars across a switch.
What could be a BNSF shuttle job or LACLAC switches baretables in front of Hobart Tower.
The East Industries Job has finished for the day and dropped its train along Downey Road where it will soon be manned again by the South Industries Job in a gritty area of LA where freight in clas... (more)
After waiting for two BNSF westbounds to clear up, UP YLA51 heads over the diamonds at Hobart Tower, now known as "San Pedro Jct."
The East Industries Job shoves along Jewel, passing 4 Seasons Merchandise in Vernon on its way to Cargil.
Doesn't get much more inner city or gritty than this. The East Industries Job shoves over Downey Road to enter the Vernon Lead with a delivery for Cargil.