Mission Road Coach Yard - Part 2

Los Angeles, California

Early 1950s

Photography by Lou Cross

The following photos of heavyweight and lightweight passengers cars at the Mission Road Coach Yard in Los Angeles in the early 1950s were taken by Lou Cross, a custom builder of O-scale passenger cars.

1. Southern Pacific 10-1-1 Pullman "Prior Lake" (Plan 3973A; Diagram 63; Lot 6300; built Oct-Dec 1929; sold to SP 12/48*).

2. Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific chair car. Possibly came in on a train such as the Imperial. Note the switchman at lower center and the yard office on the left.

3. Louisville and Nashville 12-1 Pullman "Raphael Semmes" (Plan 3410A; Diagram 5; Lot 4945; built as the "Chalmette" in Aug-Oct 1926 for the Sunset Limited; renamed Raphael Semmes in April 1938*)

4. Soo Line 10-1-2 Pullman "Fort Gibbon" (Plan 2585D; Diagram 79; Lot 4592; built Oct-Dec 1920*)

For a larger image of Soo Line "Fort Gibbon," click here.

5. Two Union Pacific lightweight 4-4-2 sleepers visit the SP coach yard..

* The heavyweight Pullman car information was provided by Ken Clark and Ken Harrison.

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