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  1. Morning Commute

    Morning Commute

    The local power set from the Anaheim wye pulls the circus train along Santa Ana St. in Anaheim during the morning commute. The train would end up blocking two major streets for some time as the transfer to the road power was made. The train getting ready to make the trip from Anaheim to Oakland
  2. Just Starting Out

    Just Starting Out

    The Marlboro Local has just started its journey, entering the street running of Santa Ana Street. For the next 1.5 miles the train will pick its way down city streets before arriving at its first customer, Weyerhaeuser Lumber in south Anaheim.
  3. CP College at Sundown

    CP College at Sundown

    The Marlboro Local clatters across the diamond with Metrolink's San Diego Sub at CP College at sundown.
  4. Santa Ana Street

    Santa Ana Street

    Located in Anaheim, California, Santa Ana St. is a fairly typical Orange County neighborhood. You've got your townhomes, your drivers, your bikers, but...trains? UP's Santa Ana Branch runs right down the middle of the street for over a mile, and every afternoon, the Marlboro Local picks its way...
  5. Only in Anaheim

    Only in Anaheim

    A pair of genset switchers lead the afternoon Marlboro Local back home. The tracks run down Santa Ana St. for about a mile. To the right of the train is a brand-new tract of town homes.
  6. Genset & Wig-wag

    Genset & Wig-wag

    New meets old as a UP genset switcher passes the old wig-wag at the corner of Lemon St. and Santa Ana St. on the Santa Ana Branch in Anaheim.
  7. Clean Goat

    Clean Goat

    A pair of brand new UP GG20GE Green Goats and a radio control "sled" roll down the Santa Ana Branch in Anaheim with the Marlboro Local. UP purchased a number of Green Goats for local switching jobs in Southern California. Unfortunately, the locomotives have proved to be plagued with...
  8. Lemon St. wig-wag

    Lemon St. wig-wag

    The last standing wig-wag signal in Orange County protects the intersection of Lemon St. and Santa Ana St. from UP's Marlboro Local.
  9. Switchin' for the Circus

    Switchin' for the Circus

    UPY 1072 is used to shove a half the crew cars into position in South Anaheim for the duration of the Ringling Brothers Circus stay at the Pond of Anaheim.
  10. Surfliner at Speed

    Surfliner at Speed

    South bound Surfliner cruises through Anaheim.
  11. UP's Marlboro Local coming down Olive Street

    UP's Marlboro Local coming down Olive Street

    UP 625 brings the Marlboro local through Anaheim, CA. Branchline runs down Santa Ana Street and then Olive Street.
  12. Warm Socal Morning

    Warm Socal Morning

    What a nice way to start the day. Empties heading toward San Bernardino.
  13. UP # 2318 - A warm invitation

    UP # 2318 - A warm invitation

    Up # 2318 tied down on the east leg of the West Anaheim UP yard. Came into Anaheim as a lead unit on the Anaheim Hauler, A manifest train that runs between West Colton, CA and Anaheim, CA each day.
  14. UP Anaheim hauler in La Mirada, CA

    UP Anaheim hauler in La Mirada, CA

    Former SP tunnel motor on the point of an eastbound Anaheim hauler en route to West Colton pausing at the Valley View grade crossing for a moment. Photo taken hand held - so its a little blurry when looked at close - but I still like it. 8-)
  15. Street Running at Sunset

    Street Running at Sunset

    UP 1366 leads the Marlboro Local back to the Anaheim yard. October 2003.
  16. five gumps and a rio grande

    five gumps and a rio grande

    M-O-W crews and equipment dominate the Anaheim wye environment. Several Andy Gumps stand idle, awaiting their next assignment, with an unpatched GP40, DRGW 3117, idling in the background.
  17. almost done for the day...

    almost done for the day...

    The Marlboro Local is almost done for the day. Captured on the Tustin Branch in Anaheim, California. Pick up an empty and spot one more car, then back to the barn on July 28, 2003.
  18. DRGW 3086 at the wye

    DRGW 3086 at the wye

    DRGW 3086, albeit in Espee livery, poses as the trailing unit for the Anaheim Hauler in October of 2002.
  19. SP 8599

    SP 8599

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