Southern Pacific 9177 leads Milwaukee Road SD40-2s MILW 156, MILW 174 and MILW 168 south out of the Taylor Yard and along the "river" in Los Angeles. The train is waiting for a red signal to clea... (more)
The yard job pulls a short cut from track 5 as a brakeman known just as "Squirrel" rides out to the switch.
A 92-car train of TILX empties crosses the UP Waco Sub as it continues south on the UP Austin Sub to McNeil, TX. As an extra-board conductor for the Austin Western Railroad, I often get called to ... (more)
A Fort Worth to San Antonio manifest has exited the UP Waco Sub for a southbound move on the UP Austin Sub. The MFWSA-12 is getting a fresh crew as the couterpart MSAFW-12 is switched by the LAW10... (more)
The San Antonio bound train #22 stops in Taylor where it exits the UP Waco Sub and heads down the UP Austin Sub. The station here consists of a covered bench on a concrete pad.
The yard job builds outbounds for the MSAFW on a wet central Texas morning. The sun momentarily broke through the clouds and offered a reflection in the puddles.
On November 25th, 1976, one third of Southern Pacific's big EMD and GE diesels are serviced at the railroad's Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, California. The Espee owned three U50s (represented here ... (more)
All thats left of the former Southern Pacific Taylor Yard just north of Los Angeles. You can make out the ghostly remains of where the turntable used to be.
A major diesel shop, Taylor Yard, in Los Angeles, was always a hot-spot for Southern Pacific power. Here we see SD39 5302, SD45 9068 and SD35 6928 lined up and ready for assignment on November 6,... (more)
E9 6053 and DD35 9901, both with dual engines, await a uncertain future in this scene. 9901 was to be called back into service, 6053 was not so lucky.
Customer Special heading south on the Austin Subdivision.
Tucked away in the shops at Southern Pacific's Taylor Yard is RS-11 2923, freshly repainted but still resting on shop trucks. This engine rolled out of Alco's Schenectedy plant in May 1959 as SP ... (more)
This week's local power idles in west Taylor, an SD60M and a GP60.
A view of the Taylor Turntable and the engines waiting to be repaired. F7 6440 seems to have been shortened unintentionally and is not shown on the next years roster