Southern Pacific [Glendale Junction]
Los Angeles, California
July 29, 1983

At Glendale Junction, just north of downtown Los Angles, an Amtrak train has just left Los Angeles Union Station, running alongside the Los Angeles River (featured in such movies as Them among others). The bridge over the river carries the Santa Fe's tracks from southern Los Angeles to Pasadena and east; the two tracks in the distance curving to the right belong to the Union Pacific and will parallel the Santa Fe's briefly before going their separate ways. This view is looking north from the Broadway bridge.

Last updated 11/1/2017. Text and photo ©2017 Lamont Downs.