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By:Charles Freericks
Dates:1/1/2011 - 12/31/2011
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PR30C in Mead Yard
Title:  PR30C in Mead Yard
Description:  One of the Progress rebuilds is seen awaiting its next run.
Photo Date:  1/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/2/2011 11:49:42 PM
Location:  Long Beach, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PRLX 3002(PR30C)
Views:  2954   Comments: 4
"The Brooklyn" cuts through Saugus
Title:  "The Brooklyn" cuts through Saugus
Description:  A slightly later than normal Brooklyn (ZBRLC 24) was kind enough to come through town at almost exactly in the middle of my morning coffee break. Only problem was how faded that front GEVO was. The train is withni the last thirty or so miles of about a 970 mile trip.
Photo Date:  1/26/2011  Upload Date: 2/13/2011 6:06:39 PM
Location:  Santa Clarita, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5325(AC45CCTE)
Views:  1050   Comments: 0
OWPDO 29 "Oil Cans"
Title:  OWPDO 29 "Oil Cans"
Description:  The Oil Cans has just re-crewed and is now finally working its way through the maze of tracks and traffic of Metrolinks River Sub near downtown LA. The area to the right of the tracks is nothing but autobody shops. One of them keeps spare parts in the backyard.
Photo Date:  1/29/2011  Upload Date: 2/15/2011 1:05:59 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5382(AC45CCTE)
Views:  1103   Comments: 0
The Atlanta "BlueStreak"
Title:  The Atlanta "BlueStreak"
Description:  The UP/NS combined service BlueStreak to Atlanta (ZLCAI 29) builds outside of Shops Yard (LATC) on the Alhambra Sub. This crack service bringse expedited COFC on the nearly 2,500 mile run along the old Southern Pacific and Southern Railways.
Photo Date:  1/29/2011  Upload Date: 2/13/2011 6:21:15 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7435(AC45CCTE)
Views:  839   Comments: 0
Day Bud on P&G Spur
Title:  Day Bud on P&G Spur
Description:  A rather rare move, the Day Bud LOF42 has come all the way up to Oxnard with some hot wood pulp cars for Proctor & Gamble. The train surprised me, peaking out behind the building like that. I heard Jaws theme song and snapped the shutter.
Photo Date:  2/5/2011  Upload Date: 2/15/2011 1:07:44 AM
Location:  Oxnard, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 1381(GP40-2)
Views:  1073   Comments: 0
Malabar Switcher at the 49th St Wigwag
Title:  Malabar Switcher at the 49th St Wigwag
Description:  The 49th Street Wigwag is probably the wigwag protecting the most track today (nine tracks) of Malabar Yard. The local works the yard and the area to the north and east. At one time, stacks and manifests came through here on the way to the Harbor, but today, the furtherst anything goes is about another 100 yards south. The train is about to stop to let the brakie off, before proceeding across the crossing.
Photo Date:  2/7/2011  Upload Date: 2/18/2011 12:24:01 AM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3170(GP50)
Views:  1476   Comments: 0
Pomona Montclair Road Switcher
Title:  Pomona Montclair Road Switcher
Description:  The LOB32 07, Pomona Montclair Road Switcher passes one of the cranes that is re-railing Watco's SW1500 and GP35 following a mishap the night before. The LOB32 is doing the switching that the Watco SW1500 was supposed to do before it ran into the GP35 and put them both on the ground (the GP35 sadly on its side).
Photo Date:  2/7/2011  Upload Date: 2/21/2011 12:37:13 AM
Location:  Ontario, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 8386(SD70ACe)
Views:  787   Comments: 0
Malabar Switcher Y-LAC0112
Title:  Malabar Switcher Y-LAC0112
Description:  A pair of derated GP50s (with the embarassing moniker of GP25) begin their day at Malabar. One of them was spewing some kind of white smoke, indicating that something else was burning besides diesel fuel. This job work Malabar Yard on the north end of the former ATSF Redondo Branch, later the 4th District, and then the Harbor Sub. Today, the middle of this line is a rusted parallelgram, but Malabar still sees work every weekday morning.
Photo Date:  2/7/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:12:01 PM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3151(GP50)
Views:  1071   Comments: 0
Old Faithful or the Malabar Switcher?
Title:  Old Faithful or the Malabar Switcher?
Description:  There was some weird plume of white smoke (maybe unburned fuel) errupting out of one the Malabar Switchers GP25s this day. Very sad that nothing goes any further south than those engines are in this shot.
Photo Date:  2/7/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:53:06 PM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 3170(GP50)
Views:  1255   Comments: 0
Detouring and deadheading at CP Saugus
Title:  Detouring and deadheading at CP Saugus
Description:  March 2011 saw a lot of detours and some late trains for Amtrak's Coast Starlight, but much of that was planned for. This particular move had to be made in order to keep the trains running. When the previous day's Starlight was trapped in Oakland due to slides on the Coast, the equipment was deadheaded under the symbol AMT 11X to get the trainset back to LAX. The train came down through the SJQ Valley and then the Saugus Line. It's seen here passing CP Saugus.
Photo Date:  3/22/2011  Upload Date: 5/10/2011 10:35:13 AM
Location:  Santa Clarita, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 466(F59PHI)
Views:  859   Comments: 0
BNSF 5033
Title:  BNSF 5033
Description:  A long BNSF stacker nears the end of its westbound run as it passes through the Tesoro Refinery and West Thenard. Moments from this shot, it will cross Henry Ford and then cross Badger Bridge on its way to Terminal Island.
Photo Date:  4/2/2011  Upload Date: 5/13/2011 12:10:22 AM
Location:  Wilmington, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5033(C44-9W)
Views:  1113   Comments: 2
AMTK 156
Title:  AMTK 156
Description:  The Pacific Railway Society Special to Bakersfield was kind enough to stop on its way to Colton, actually allowing me to catch up to it, where I found another foam-fest (of many good folk) waiting at the iconic railfan bridge to shoot the broken arrow lead train.
Photo Date:  4/2/2011  Upload Date: 5/12/2011 12:43:53 AM
Location:  Colton, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 156(P42DC)
Views:  1371   Comments: 3
San Bernardino RR Day Special
Title:  San Bernardino RR Day Special
Description:  The San Bernardino Railroad Days special is led by ATSF 4-8-4 #3751 as it passes the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center station on the MTA Silver Line (formerly the El Monte Busway). The train has left LAUS only a few minutes earlier and is just starting to stretch her legs here.
Photo Date:  4/16/2011  Upload Date: 5/12/2011 6:55:42 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 3751(4-8-4)
Views:  980   Comments: 0
ATSF 3751 heads to National Train Day display
Title:  ATSF 3751 heads to National Train Day display
Description:  The big Northern barely got to move her wheels on this day, as her entire run was from Redondo Junction to LAUS, maybe a total of four miles. Still, she put on quite a smoke display. Thanks to the crew for giving the few of us out there a great show.
Photo Date:  5/7/2011  Upload Date: 5/12/2011 6:56:02 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 3751(4-8-4)
Views:  944   Comments: 0
Y-LAC0204 Yard Hopper
Title:  Y-LAC0204 Yard Hopper
Description:  BNSF's afternoon yard hopper job that runs from Malabar to Los Angeles Junction's A Yard to Commerce Yard skipped the last stop on this day as it picked up 49 loads from the Los Angeles Junction (mostlly hidden by those white buildings on the left there). The train is seen here pulling out of the LAJ and heading home to Malabar on a brief bit of Union Pacific trackage rights as it pulls across the LA River on LASL track next to Downy Road. The extra third diesel is likely a unit being leased to LAJ rotating out for maintainence.
Photo Date:  6/6/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 9:33:36 AM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3170(GP50) BNSF 3151(GP50) BNSF 8705(GP60)
Views:  1244   Comments: 1
BNSF Y-LAC0204 Yard Hopper shoving in Malabar
Title:  BNSF Y-LAC0204 Yard Hopper shoving in Malabar
Description:  The afternoon Malabar Job, or Yard Hopper, shoves back into Malabar, down the Harbor Sub, seen here crossing 26th Street and passing Reliance Steel & Aluminum Company.
Photo Date:  6/6/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 4:54:30 PM
Location:  Vernon, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 3170(GP50) BNSF 3151(GP50) BNSF 8705(GP60)
Views:  1273   Comments: 0
Wheel Shipment on 405/5 Split
Title:  Wheel Shipment on 405/5 Split
Description:  Coming home from work I often see these flatbed tractor trailers with a shipment of wheels going down the Golden State Freeway. I have to guess, but think they are likely coming from the facility in Mojave Airport.
Photo Date:  6/10/2011  Upload Date: 6/12/2011 4:55:08 PM
Location:  Sylmar, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  731   Comments: 0
AMTK 591
Title:  AMTK 591
Description:  Switching at CP Olympic.
Photo Date:  6/12/2011  Upload Date: 6/23/2011 8:39:55 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 591(MP21B)
Views:  1519   Comments: 2
An Aurant Switch
Title:  An Aurant Switch
Description:  YLZ71R 20, an LATC Aurant Switch heads light back to Shops Yard in the setting sun. The crew has just put in a huge amount of work on the corn syrup cars in Aurant Yard. This spot was a grade crossing until recently, and one of the few easy places to get a summer shot on this line. Now it's fenced in and not so easy.
Photo Date:  6/20/2011  Upload Date: 7/1/2011 1:08:25 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UPY 2708(3GS21B) UP 806(GP38-2)
Views:  918   Comments: 0
YJY78R 20 “LA Times Job”
Title:  YJY78R 20 “LA Times Job”
Description:  YJY78R 20, a J Yard Switcher that works the Los Angeles Times lead, is seen here shoving off the lead and into the Times campus itself. This is some tight railroading through here.
Photo Date:  6/20/2011  Upload Date: 7/1/2011 1:08:42 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UPY 2702(3GS21B) UPY 2731(3GS21B)
Views:  741   Comments: 0
Metrolink Riverside Line train
Title:  Metrolink Riverside Line train
Description:  A full set of older Metrolink equipment heads down the East Bank of the Los Angeles River on its way to Riverside, California along the Los Angeles & Salt Lake. The standard F59PH and the Bombardier cars are all starting to show their age, while the interloper Guardian Car on the rear is still new enough to smell the paint.
Photo Date:  7/29/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 9:55:01 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SCAX 862(F59PH)
Views:  880   Comments: 0
Southwest Chief with Phase IV leader
Title:  Southwest Chief with Phase IV leader
Description:  Amtrak Southwest Chief #4 nears Caesar Chavez as it begins its long journey from Los Angeles to Chicago. The Phase IV has made a bunch of recent visits to LA on trains 3 and 4.
Photo Date:  7/29/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 12:55:54 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 184(P42DC) AMTK 115(P42DC)
Views:  864   Comments: 0
Union Pacific KG1LAC 02
Title:  Union Pacific KG1LAC 02
Description:  A Union Pacific stacker from Global One to East Yard in Commerce, nears the end of its journey as it passes the old Sears warehouse building at CP 9th Street on the East Bank of Metrolink's River Sub.
Photo Date:  9/5/2011  Upload Date: 9/8/2011 12:02:21 AM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7679(AC45CCTE)
Views:  881   Comments: 0
The Saugus heads south
Title:  The Saugus heads south
Description:  The Sagus Local (LOF42) races south at track speed, heading out of Saugus and into Newhall with a single hopper and a single tank car. This neat looking Helm leaser has been on the train for the past couple weeks now.
Photo Date:  9/30/2011  Upload Date: 10/5/2011 12:56:09 AM
Location:  Saugus, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 3846(GP38-2) UP 1394(GP40-2)
Views:  998   Comments: 3
Dead Line for cab cars
Title:  Dead Line for cab cars
Description:  Eight former New Jersey Transit cab cars from the original Pullman-Standard orders for the Erie Lackwanna await their fait (some say scrapping) on the Bellenn Siding in Saugus.
Photo Date:  10/3/2011  Upload Date: 10/5/2011 12:56:35 AM
Location:  Saugus, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  1413   Comments: 0
IBRLCX 02
Title:  IBRLCX 02
Description:  A rare extra makes its way down the Saugus Line, passing through the Golden Valley part of Santa Clarita. IBRLCX 02 has quite an insteresting lashup, a very luck GEVO up front, one of the late model SD70Ms with a nose a little like an SD70ACe in the middle and, yes, in 2011, an SD40-2. Had a storeowner come out to ask me what I was doing when I took this shot. Told him all about being a railfan.
Photo Date:  10/4/2011  Upload Date: 10/5/2011 12:57:00 AM
Location:  Santa Clarita, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 7777(AC45CCTE) UP 5160(SD70M) UP 3308(SD40-2)
Views:  1026   Comments: 1
Coast Rail Hammerhead
Title:  Coast Rail Hammerhead
Description:  Coast Rail Services moves its power in the BNSF Logicstics Center during a brief run and up and down the tracks to keep the locomotives in good working order.
Photo Date:  10/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 7:04:21 PM
Location:  Fontana, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRSX 1234(SW10)
Views:  674   Comments: 0
Coast Rail ex CB&Q Crew Quarters Geep
Title:  Coast Rail ex CB&Q Crew Quarters Geep
Description:  Coast Rail Services moves its power in the BNSF Logicstics Center during a brief run and up and down the tracks to keep the locomotives in good working order.
Photo Date:  10/10/2011  Upload Date: 9/15/2013 7:05:10 PM
Location:  Fontana, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRSX 1965(GP9)
Views:  692   Comments: 0
Ready-Mix Rock Train
Title:  Ready-Mix Rock Train
Description:  The Ready-Mix Rock Train (RWCWCC 24) has arrived at the aggregate unloader along Rosecrans and is unloading before it will make a run back to Cabazon.
Photo Date:  10/24/2011  Upload Date: 10/26/2011 10:29:33 AM
Location:  Compton, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5435(AC45CCTE)
Views:  927   Comments: 0
Phase II Heritage on Southwest Chief
Title:  Phase II Heritage on Southwest Chief
Description:  Phase II P42 #66 has found its way into the Southwest Chief pool, making its second visit to LA in the last week now. The station is being expanded with a new track, hence the construction.
Photo Date:  10/29/2011  Upload Date: 10/29/2011 9:49:40 PM
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 66(P42DC)
Views:  838   Comments: 2
UP 844
Title:  UP 844
Description:  Union Pacific's Steam Special from West Colton to Yermo hit a truly lucky sucker hole of sun as it came through Summit in Cajon Pass under the chattering SLR mirrors of the local and traveling railfans. This is SWCYR 19.
Photo Date:  11/19/2011  Upload Date: 11/23/2011 9:31:23 AM
Location:  Cajon Summit, CA
Author:  Charles Freericks
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 844(4-8-4)
Views:  1336   Comments: 6


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