Union Pacific LOA32 18 of February 2006. A chase with a few friends.
The following is text from a post I made in 2006 on the SoCal Railfan forum. Since the images contained in that post were lost and I have them hosted here on my site I am re-posting my text with the accompanying images, along with a few extra that never made it the first time around.
Original Post Date: 02/19/2006
Our plan for the morning was to meat up at West Anaheim UP yard and follow the LOA32 to it's points of service for the day. We met up just about sunrise. First at the wye to my surprise on an a wet early Saturday morning was the engineer for the LOA32 inspecting the engines and cleaning out some trash.
We had rain and sun.. taken while there was a good steady rain coming down scattering the sun rays in a natural sepia tone as the local cuts cars out of the lot on the Long Pass siding. They had us trapped between them and the 5 freeway for a good 10 to 15 minutes as they did this - no complaints out of me. They continued their shove back onto the Long Pass as the rain kept up it's relentless pace - I grabbed my umbrella and left the truck with Jeff and his breakfast for a few moments to get this image.The overpass is Euclid Ave. Over on the west side of Euclid we found them reversing back alongside the Extension siding on the East side of Brookhurst. They were now set to head east and back to West Anahiem. I grabbed this image of the Crescent Basin sign before they came closer in the frame.
Their first customer of the day was CR&R Recycling in Stanton. Here they picked up two loaded box cars of baled newsprint, and dropped off two new empty cars. The photo was taken just as they were finishing the job.
We (Jeff and I) then moved further south to Lampson in time to catch them pulling passed the grade and using the Westminster Runaround track to spot half the loads of centerbeam cars they had with them as well as 1 box car.
I will continue the rest of this in the next blog post. We will follow the train to Huntington Beach, and back to Garden Grove and end the chase back in Anaheim.
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