Last Days of the Burbank Branch, Page 2


Southern Pacific "Van Nuys Local" Derailment May 1991

By Michael Frezell

Creeping along the Los Angeles River trestle near Tarzana/Encino area.

Rounding a curve in Encino. A team track runs off to the right.

The recovery train couples to the last two remaining boxcars and blocks one lane on Balboa Ave. A crane can be seen in the background working on the boxcar.

Another shot of the full train and crane.

Time for break? Look at the guy sitting between the boxcars!

A final shot of the derailed boxcars and the crane.

Several days later the track is "repaired." Soon this track will be abandoned and property taken over by the MTA for future mass transit.

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