Views of Taylor Yard taken during the early 1960s.
yard tracks to be sorted and made into new trains or for local freights. The diesel facility
seen here next to the LA River was the main shops for SP here in Southern California.
crest of the Hump where they are inspected for defects and the journal boxes oiled.
Cars are uncoupled at the crest of the hump. At the right is the caboose track.
and switched onto one of the many yard tracks seen in the distance. The switches for all
these tracks are controled from the towers seen along side the yard.
freight cars here in the yard and local switching jobs out on branch lines around Los Angeles.
Notice all those old oil switchman’s lanterns in front of the engine.
where they are repaired. Other railroads are billed for these repairs.
At that time also built their the Los Angeles Diesel Shop in order to handle them. The following
pictures re are views around the Taylor yard Engine Facility where repairs are made to diesels.
See the Big Hook working the Coast Daylight Wreck at Northridge, CA. 1963
to Taylor Yard for a few years and then moved to the Pamona Fair Grounds for display.