Old friends will notice that the LARR Heading Photo at the top of the page has changed, This photo was taken during the early 1960s from the Broadway Street Bridge looking north towards the San Fernando Valley.
LA Railroad History
Taken between 1946 and 1951 at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Station and SP's Taylor Yard.
From my collection of Southern Pacific's engineering blueprints of CTC Equipment and Searchlight Signals.
Here is a webpage for our Dunsmuir Model Railroad Club. Our meetings are on Tuesday nights starting at 6:00PM.
Over 100 web pages on this site!
THE LOS ANGELES RIVER RAILROADS
|The Los Angeles Yard also known as Taylor Yard was constructed by the Southern Pacific Railroad along the banks of the L.A. River in Glendale in 1925. This yard was to relieve the freight traffic congestion of the downtown River Station Yard (AKA the Bull Ring), and Midway Yard. This view of the yard in color was taken during the early 1960s when the tallest structure downtown was the LA City Hall. Here is a picture of the Alhambra Shops. Photo 1960, courtesy S.P. Lines|
|Along the bank of the Los Angeles River are Taylor yard Diesel Shops. This was constructed in 1949 to service Southern Pacific's growing fleet of new diesel power as the use of the steam locomotive ended by the mid 1950s. Photo 1972. |
Photo of the Taylor Yard Shops back in the steam days.
|At Dayton Ave. Tower, Southern Pacific's few remaining F7-A's are being sent to the diesel shops for refueling. Photo 1971|