PHL 21 lies under the Vincent Thomas Bridge as a variety of investigators from various Federal and local agencies complete their work. The engine was working the daytime Yang Ming Switcher job whe... (more)
One of the more bizarre rail incidents I can recall in recent memory occurred in San Pedro yesterday when the PHL daytime Yang Ming Switcher engineer decided to intentionally ram his unit through ... (more)
May the 4th Be With You…
A pair of Pacific Harbor Line SW1200s bring a train of autoracks to Union Pacific’s Dolores Yard early in the morning. PHL 38 was originally New Haven 658 (and ... (more)
Due to some MOW work at West Thenard, the 0600 UP Dock Job has to go the long way to turn their power at Farragut before returning to ICTF to pick up an inbound train for the Harbor.
A PHL "BN Dock Job" returns from the West Basin of the Port of LA with a single MPI rebuild at sunset.
The 1430 Reyes Switcher approaches the south end of the Patata Industrial in Compton. They'll shortly pass CP-Compton and head onto the Reyes Spur. On the left is the Alameda Corridor main.
The 0800 UP Dock Job comes off the UP-controlled portion of the Alameda Corridor and onto the PHL dispatched territory at CP-West Thenard. The YPUP08 has 69 loaded platforms off of an inbound IDIL... (more)
A pair of PHL Dock Jobs meet at LBCT as they head to and from the Port of Long Beach, yarding and building stack trains.
A PHL BNSF Dock Job makes a double over move at the Long Beach Container Terminal in the Port of Long Beach.
A PHL Dock Job shoves down Track 2 on the Pier J Lead in the Port of Long Beach bound for the Pacific Container Terminal. On the right, another Dock Job prepares to depart for Pier W out of the Lo... (more)
YPUP08 departs ICTF with a long train of marine containers bound for export. Typically most of the Dock Jobs operate with one unit but today's 0800 UP Dock Job rates a pair of MPI 6 axles.
A Pacific Harbor Line crew works at Pier A Yard. In the background, a group of PHL units are gathered at the locomotive servicing area. Today, just about everything in this view is gone, with PH... (more)
YPUP05 takes some cars from UP IG4LB through Wilmington bound for the West Basin of the Port of Los Angeles.
The 0500 UP Dock Job brings a stack train by the Wilmington Wye enroute from ICTF to the West Basin.
The 0800 Switcher wyes their power on the Trapac wye, near the site of the old Pier A Yard. They're going to head back to the replacement yard, Berth 200, to begin their work.