Gons of sugar beets wait in the yard while an SW-1 is made ready. The layout backdrop is directly behind the Broadway Bridge but a cutout lets trains pass through the backdrop and under the bridge. There are several places where tracks go though the backdrop but the openings are disguised as bridges and tunnels, an idea discussed in the July 2002 Model Railroader.
Yard
Work
More Pages to Visit:
For more yard shots, go to Dayton Avenue Tower
City View for a view of modeled LA
or go view the
town of Arroyo
All about
Overnights
A
P.E. Baldwin Switcher
Harriman Caboose (revised)
or a
B-50-6  temporary Caboose
The 
P.F.E. Reefer Page
A citrus
Packing Plant
Modeling Info on several  projects pictured
The MR layout plan
Rat Hole Warehouse district
or for you ATSF fans, visit an
Amazing urban switching area
A couple of  Magnuson Models (new)
The H.O. Norman store (new)
Weathering steam, a few examples

The new switching  layout in Washington state

List of published articles

Some "modern" prototype shots of:
Taylor Yard in 1977
The bridges near Dayton Ave. tower, 1988
LA River Traffic
Tunnel Motors

A great SP publicity shot of the ferry Contra Costa

Some historical photos of early California by a great uncle, WJ Spangler, including a nifty pickle plant

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