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  1. Road Warrior

    Road Warrior

    The brakeman on the South City Switcher doesn't bat an eye as he passes the bizarre mural on Carroll St. while riding the front porch of UP 589 to pick up a few empties at an industry farther down the street. This is in the heart of San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point neighborhood, a gritty...
  2. Brakie having a good day on the job...

    Brakie having a good day on the job...

    ready to spot a car, this brakeman shows just how much fun his job can be. Anaheim, CA June 2003 Canon Camera. PhotoImpact software.
  3. extra board brakeman

    extra board brakeman

    An extra board brakeman fills in on a UP local job in Anaheim, California.
  4. La Mirada local shoves at Kimberly

    La Mirada local shoves at Kimberly

    The BNSF's 5th (?) La Mirada Local shoves in the Kimberly yard, Anaheim, California, (November 2002). Converted to square format and greyscale in PhotoImpact.
  5. brakeman waiting on signal

    brakeman waiting on signal

    After making drops at local industries in Tustin and Irvine, California, the brakeman is waiting for a green to get back on the mainline. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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