Rail Photos of the Month: April 2014   May 3rd, 2014

Here are this month’s photos by RailPAC photographers. Click on each photo to see it full size! Contributions to this page are welcome. Send your jpeg rail photos to Russ Jackson, RailPAC Photo Editor, at info@railpac.org.

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This is one of the new departure boards now installed at Los Angeles Union Station in the ongoing remodeling project. Visitors to the 75th Anniversary celebration there on May 3 will notice other improvements, too, such as some of the seats have been removed and replaced by a few cocktail-type tables without stools or chairs near the Wetzels Pretzels and Subway Sandwiches area. (Mike Palmer photo and caption information.)

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Train Day for the rest of the country will be on May 10. RailPAC will be at the events in many communities, including Los Angeles and at Emeryville, where a platform view like the one pictured above will let visitors see train operations up close. At whichever event you attend, look for the RailPAC table to get information about supporting our efforts to improve rail passenger service! (Russ Jackson archive photo.)

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Art Lloyd (front row center) retired from the Caltrain JPB Board of Directors this month, and was honored by the group at this meeting on April 3. Since his retirement from Amtrak Art has served on many boards and committees, including serving as VP North for RailPAC. (Bruce Jenkins photo.)

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Phase 2 work on the Expo Light Rail construction in Santa Monica continues. This is the 17th Street grade crossing work, and the concrete pump boom set up in the background is for the 17th Street station platform. (Dave Vornberger photo.)

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The historic La Castaneda Hotel next to the Southwest Chief train station in Las Vegas, New Mexico, once a jewel of the Harvey Houses in the West, has changed hands. On April 8, 2014, the new owner, Allan Affeldt, closed the deal and will begin restoration. Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders held a reunion there in 1899! (Russ Jackson archive photo)

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