San Diego Trolley
New SD100 cars at the Bayside
Line Terminal at Imperial & 12th St. station. In the background is
the freight yard of the San Diego & Imperial Valley RR.(ex-Southern
Pacific RR) Freight trains run at night after the trolleys end service
for the night. (FRA rule) They used to run along with the trolleys
after 8pm. Sometimes a problem as the double tracking decreased clearances
under the I-5 overpass on one track. Freight trains were crossed over to
the other track at this point to get by the offending pillar using 2 crossovers.
They also left the regular line just south of Imperial and 12th St. trolley
yard, crossing over to the freight yard track. All trolleys are radio equiped
and controlled by a dispatcher at the carhouse.
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