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By:Charles Freericks
Dates:1/1/2010 - 12/31/2010
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Cotton Belt Lives in 2010
Title:  Cotton Belt Lives in 2010
Description:  The LOF41-28 switches GEMCO yard while an unknown railfan watches from a plastic chair he brought to the platform. This job goes to work every morning at GEMCO, and can run a few miles north up the line. Much of its time will be spent arranging trains in the yard itself.
Photo Date:  2/28/2010  Upload Date: 3/4/2010 10:34:35 PM
Location:  Van Nuys, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SSW 7279(GP40M-2) UP 579(GP38-2)
Views:  1383   Comments: 1
Cotton Belt GP40M-2
Title:  Cotton Belt GP40M-2
Description:  After 14 years of UP control, this is one of the very few remaining Cotton Belt engines with its original number and no patch. It is seen here switching GEMCO yard in Van Nuys. It was built a GP40 in August of 1971 as Western Pacific #3533. After the UP merger, it became UP #681, before being sold to the Chicago Missouri & Western Railway as their #3016. Upon retirement, it was rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson in November 1990 into a GP40M-2. It is slotted to become UP #1496.
Photo Date:  2/28/2010  Upload Date: 3/4/2010 10:35:07 PM
Location:  Van Nuys, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  SSW 7279(GP40M-2)
Views:  1524   Comments: 4
8th Street Coach Yard
Title:  8th Street Coach Yard
Description:  The Amtrak facility just north of Olympic Blvd is used to service the long distance trains that run into and out of Los Angeles Union Station (Sunset Limited, Southwest Chief, and Coast Starlight). Every train movement is announced here (I assume for safety's sake) on just about the loudest PA system I think I have ever heard.
Photo Date:  3/2/2010  Upload Date: 3/9/2010 8:47:35 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 48(P42DC) AMTK 83(P42DC)
Views:  1338   Comments: 2
Los Angeles Railway trolley being restored
Title:  Los Angeles Railway trolley being restored
Description:  This is a St. Louis Car (California Car Class H-3 or Type H) narrow gauge streetcar built in 1924. It was originally delivered to the Los Angeles Railway (42" gauge, LARy). After that, it served for Tahoe Valley Lines before going to Orange Empire. Today it sits in the Pacific Electric Subway Terminal, undergoing restoration to become a static display.
Photo Date:  3/27/2010  Upload Date: 3/31/2010 11:04:47 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  LARY 1435(Trolley)
Views:  1551   Comments: 0
Gold Line train in the Bull Ring
Title:  Gold Line train in the Bull Ring
Description:  An East LA bound set of Breda P2550s passes through the historic Southern Pacific Bull Ring (now a park). Thirty two years ago, I shot stored ALCOs and GEs in this very spot (there was a footbridge that passed between where the train is and where I am standing to take the shot - all of the grass and flowers were tracks). In the background is the Broadway Bridge.
Photo Date:  3/27/2010  Upload Date: 3/31/2010 11:02:20 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  LACTMA 714(LRV)
Views:  1202   Comments: 5
Sunset Limited under last SP signal bridge on Alhambra Sub
Title:  Sunset Limited under last SP signal bridge on Alhambra Sub
Description:  Train #2, the Sunset Limited, is only about five minutes late as it heads east through the iconic Southern Pacific signal bridge at MP 484.5 (just west of Valley Blvd). Just over the fireman's window you can see the hood of the Darth Vadar signal that will one day replace the spotlight and bridge. This particular run of train #2 actually made up time, arriving in New Orleans, LA two days later, an hour and one minute early, at 1:54 PM, 3/30/10.
Photo Date:  3/28/2010  Upload Date: 3/31/2010 11:02:48 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 50(P42DC)
Views:  1095   Comments: 0
Amtrak Switcher at 8th Street LA
Title:  Amtrak Switcher at 8th Street LA
Description:  This rebuilt end-cab switcher has been assigned to Los Angeles for quite a few years. Although I havent seen it used in a couple years, back in 2010 when I took this shoot it was running quite a bit.
Photo Date:  5/29/2010  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 7:17:28 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 795(SW1000R)
Views:  729   Comments: 0
Amtrak SLO to LA Surfliner
Title:  Amtrak SLO to LA Surfliner
Description:  Cabbage car #90208 comes out of the setting sun and is about to cross over Woodley with the last regular Amtrak train in California that still uses Horizon Fleet and Amfleet cars. The no trespassing gates and signs have cropped up at many (if not all) of the grade crossings through the San Fernando Valley, in reaction to the deadly Glendale accident of some years back. As an aside, the first image I ever took on this line, back in 1985, was of an Amtrak train behind an F40PH... pretty cool that it's still possible 25 years later.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/10/2010 10:10:23 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 90208(NPCU)
Views:  950   Comments: 2
Amtrak's 792 under the Busch Gardens Monorail Bridge
Title:  Amtrak's 792 under the Busch Gardens Monorail Bridge
Description:  This bridge over the former Southern Pacific Coast Line in Van Nuys is the last vestige of the once thriving and popular Bush Gardens Amusement park. The bridge was both a walkway and a monorail span, and is just west of CP Raymer. From studying old images, it appears that the monorail hung off the outside of the bridge (on either side). The theme park itself was about cut in half by the tracks, with lakes and islands and rides where today there are parking lots for semis.
Photo Date:  6/6/2010  Upload Date: 6/10/2010 10:10:36 PM
Location:  Van Nuys, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 507(B32-8WH)
Views:  2605   Comments: 0
Pacific Electric Grand Canal Bridge
Title:  Pacific Electric Grand Canal Bridge
Description:  Each year there seems to be a few less reminders of the Los Angeles Pacific Venice Short Line's once mighty main line from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. In fact, the ROW of the cutoff to Santa Monica, just a block or so north of this shot, is completely built over. But the Grand Canal Bridge survives here in Venice, and is used now as part of a beach parking lot.
Photo Date:  6/24/2010  Upload Date: 6/26/2010 12:57:01 PM
Location:  Venice, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  923   Comments: 0
D-LACBAR3-06M
Title:  D-LACBAR3-06M
Description:  There are thirty locomotives in this image... two GEVOs on the front and two GEVOs on the back sandwich 26 DIT and I believe LUGO Dash 8s, which are being moved from the soon to be reactivated Citcom Yard in Commerce CA to Barstow, where they can be kept safe in the desert. I'm pretty confident that this is the last I will ever see of them.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/7/2010 10:42:53 PM
Location:  Santa Fe Springs, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7742(ES44DC)
Views:  2427   Comments: 1
D-LACBAR3-06M
Title:  D-LACBAR3-06M
Description:  The D-LACBAR3-06M creeps along at about 5 or 10 MPH on the North Vail Lead. The train is made up of four ES44DCs (two on the front and two on the back) and 26 DIT (dead in transit) Dash 8-40CWs. Having already come to the realization that I am aging with the retirment of Class One Dash 7s, now seeing a railroad completely rid itself of Dash 8s is all the worse. The units are going to be stored in Barstow for now, but are unlikely to ever turn another wheel for the BNSF.
Photo Date:  7/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/7/2010 10:43:51 PM
Location:  Commerce, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 7742(ES44DC)
Views:  2460   Comments: 1
Union Pacific SYULV-11
Title:  Union Pacific SYULV-11
Description:  Union Pacific officer's special behind BSA Commemorative unit 2010 passes through the Alhambra trench. This train began the day at Yuma, heading west on the old SP Sunset Route (Yuma Sub and Alhambra Sub) in the morning, and then passing "around the horn" moving from LATC (Shops) to East Yard on the River Sub. I managed to catch it again after this shot in Montebello, when it took to the Los Angeles & Salt Lake to Las Vegas (Los Angeles Sub, BNSF Cajon Sub, Cima Sub).
Photo Date:  7/11/2010  Upload Date: 7/12/2010 12:43:21 AM
Location:  Alhambra, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 2010(AC45CCTE)
Views:  932   Comments: 0
Train #24 heads back to Shops
Title:  Train #24 heads back to Shops
Description:  The Frasier Service train has finished its day, unloading passengers at Skagway, running around the train, and now pulilng the deadheading equipment back up to Shops. Power is a set of three unique GE 90 Class Shovel Nose diesels. Powered by ALCO 251s, these engines sound like ALCOs, but have a very unusual look. Only thing immediately GE about them is the headlight casing (classic 1950s GE). The water to the right is Pullen Creek.
Photo Date:  7/16/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 10:51:32 PM
Location:  Skagway, AK
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  WPYR 100(90 Class)
Views:  926   Comments: 0
Nine hour late Southwest Chief
Title:  Nine hour late Southwest Chief
Description:  I actually had no idea that #3, the Southwest Chief, was running nine hours late and was completely surprised when it came by at track speed. Prior to reaching Trinadad, both P42s had lost their air compressors. A freight unit came in to rescue and took the train as far as Albuquerque, where the lead P42 (the rescue engine) was added.
Photo Date:  8/29/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 6:24:08 PM
Location:  Commerce, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  AMTK 77(P42DC)
Views:  477   Comments: 1
YLACO730-11 Monaco Hill
Title:  YLACO730-11 Monaco Hill
Description:  The Saturday 1st Trick local (r/t Watson to El Segundo) is seen here climing Monaco Hill on its way back towards Watson. The sun was shining brightly literally as the train hit the shadows between the trees. When it came out, the sun had gone away.
Photo Date:  9/11/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 6:23:27 PM
Location:  Lawndale, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 153(GP60M) BNSF 1293(3GS21B)
Views:  704   Comments: 0
YLACO730-11 in Lawndale Yard
Title:  YLACO730-11 in Lawndale Yard
Description:  While the 1st Trick Local's crew has gone to beans, their trains waits in the moribund, if not totally abaondened, Lawndale Yard. Interestingly, while in Redondo Beach here, the train will pass into Lawndale shortly after it leaves Lawndale Yard. It will then proceed back into Redondo Beach before hitting Alcoa Yard in Torrance.
Photo Date:  9/11/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 6:22:44 PM
Location:  Redondo Beach, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 153(GP60M)
Views:  708   Comments: 0
RCAL0081I-13 2nd La Mirada on Univar Lead
Title:  RCAL0081I-13 2nd La Mirada on Univar Lead
Description:  The "Second La Mirada" is seen here taking a break after a switching the Univar Lead. Switching this spur is dfficult because it ends up blocking the very heavily trafficked Caremenita Avenue in Santa Fe Springs.
Photo Date:  9/13/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 6:23:53 PM
Location:  Santa Fe Springs, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 117(GP60M) BNSF 145(GP60M)
Views:  872   Comments: 0
Travel Town's Baldwin
Title:  Travel Town's Baldwin
Description:  Not only is this the last remaining operable Baldwin RS12 in the world, it is the last remaining one period. Of course, it cannot go very far now that it is in landlocked Travel Town, but as one of two operable engines on the property, it is often used to move the other displays around.
Photo Date:  10/11/2010  Upload Date: 10/21/2010 9:44:27 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CWR 56(RS12)
Views:  727   Comments: 2
PHL 33
Title:  PHL 33
Description:  The 7AM Yard Switcher shoves a cut of propane tansk north along the Gaffey Street Sub to Amerigas. Ths Gaffey Street Sub is but a small stub of the one time through line up to Los Angeles (Pacific Electric's San Pedro Via Torrance Line). This line had actually been abandoned through here (ending at a bakery near where the Target store is now), but was re-laid about 25 years back when Amerigas set up shop.
Photo Date:  11/27/2010  Upload Date: 12/2/2010 10:21:55 AM
Location:  Harbor City, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  PHL 33(3GS21B)
Views:  813   Comments: 0
Ventura County RR on South Oxnard Branch
Title:  Ventura County RR on South Oxnard Branch
Description:  The Ventura County Railroad returns from working the South Oxnard Branch. The crew had worked the area near International Paper Hueneme Mill for quite a long time before heading back with these auto racks off the Diamond Branch. The location is about where I believe Round Mountain Junction once was. The stream on the right is the pretty "Oxnard Industrial Drain."
Photo Date:  12/6/2010  Upload Date: 12/9/2010 12:56:29 AM
Location:  Oxnard, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  CFNR 103(GP15-1)
Views:  1091   Comments: 0
City of Hope Christmas Train
Title:  City of Hope Christmas Train
Description:  The westbound return leg of OSBDSDB2 18 is seen with the rear locomotive being pulled past the historic San Dimas train station. There was a slight break in the rain hear, on what could potentially turn out to be the last ever City of Hope Christmas Train heading west through here. I sure hope the rumors turn out to be false.
Photo Date:  12/18/2010  Upload Date: 12/25/2010 12:41:10 PM
Location:  San Dimas, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6631(ES44C4)
Views:  1139   Comments: 0
Deadheading e/b City of Hope
Title:  Deadheading e/b City of Hope
Description:  After dropping its passengers at City of Hope in Duarte, the OSBDSBD2 18 braves a deluge on its way east back to San Bernardino. It is seen her passing the historic Azusa train station, which is likely to be restored soon as a part of the Metro Rail Gold Line extension (the first phase of which will include a stop right here.
Photo Date:  12/18/2010  Upload Date: 12/25/2010 12:40:58 PM
Location:  Azusa, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  BNSF 6631(ES44C4)
Views:  1121   Comments: 0
The Saugus Local high balls CP Saugus
Title:  The Saugus Local high balls CP Saugus
Description:  A very brief (and filtered) sucker hole opened up just seconds before the soutbound LOF42 22 came around the curve and pounded the rail here, creating some nice light. The lead unit is a Helm leaser, a GP40 body with an MPI rebuild into a GP38-2. The second unit is a UP GP40 that has been rebuilt to GP40-2 standards.
Photo Date:  12/22/2010  Upload Date: 12/25/2010 12:40:36 PM
Location:  Saugus, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  HLCX 1075(GP38-2) UP 1442(GP40-2R)
Views:  1399   Comments: 2
Oil Cans at Broadway
Title:  Oil Cans at Broadway
Description:  The Oil Cans - OWPDO 23, pull through the signals at CP Main as they are about to pass under Broadway before making their stop at Main Street to change crews. The lashup consists of the three engines the Oil Cans brought north, two SLO helpers and two engines from work trains. From here, the SLO crew caught a ride home and the LA crew took the train down to Dolores.
Photo Date:  12/24/2010  Upload Date: 12/26/2010 1:58:04 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 4502(SD70M)
Views:  1096   Comments: 1
UP 4502
Title:  UP 4502
Description:  The Oil Cans - OWPDO 23, pull through past the site of the LA&SL freight station and Myers Team Track. Usually powered by three units, this train has seven units due to both repositioning of power and a lack of "east" facing power on the westbound.
Photo Date:  12/24/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 12:56:12 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 4502(SD70M)
Views:  1110   Comments: 0
Oil Cans enter the Alameda Corridor
Title:  Oil Cans enter the Alameda Corridor
Description:  The Oil Cans cross the Los Angeles River, having most of their power now entered the Alameda Corridor, and moving between East Redondo and West Redondo. The LA River was moving at a speed here that is hard to tell from the picture.
Photo Date:  12/24/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 12:55:47 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Locomotives:  UP 4502(SD70M) UP 8311(SD70ACe) UP 8380(SD70ACe) UP 5039(SD70M) UP 8324(SD70ACe)
Views:  1236   Comments: 1
Oil Cans head over the LA River
Title:  Oil Cans head over the LA River
Description:  At the beginning of the Alameda Corridor, the OWPDO 23 "Oil Cans" head over a rain swollen concrete jacketed river.
Photo Date:  12/24/2010  Upload Date: 12/27/2010 9:17:44 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
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Views:  234   Comments: 0


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