The photo: Alhambra was once the first stop on Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Limited route from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Clark Bauman took this photo on a Sunday riding the trains in the 1970s. "We would first catch the inbound San Joaquin Daylight, and the Coast Daylight at Glendale Station, then the outbound Super Chief / El Capitan and the Grand Canyon at Pasadena Station, with the last stop at Alhambra for the Sunset Limited," says Bauman, whose fascination with trains stems from his travels with his grandfather in the 1950s. In 1971 Amtrak absorbed Southern Pacific and today the tracks are the only remnant of the route that once stretched from Alhambra to the Big Easy.
The photographer: Clark Bauman has been photographing trains and cars for years, though he still considers himself a casual photographer. "Recently I became a grandfather and now baby photography is a prime interest," he says. We found Clark's image on Flickr.
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