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Metrolink Photo Archive
A presentation by the Los Angeles Metrolink Historical Society

There is no organizational, official, or implied connection between this website, and the subject of study "Metrolink" and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.  This endeavor is an individual effort to document the progress and historical significance of Metrolink for future posterity.

Welcome aboard,

This website was inspired by the "Amtrak Photo Archive" that has documented Amtrak from its inception in 1971 to present day.  Metrolink started its first run in 1992, just a few years ago and already we are seeing this dynamic regional commuter rail system evolve.  This website contains a photo history and archive of trains, engines, cars, stations and an occasional employee of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan commuter rail system.  Metrolink is located in the Los Angeles Area of Southern California.  You may submit your photos to the archive and be credited for doing so.

* Our Featured Presentation *

Metrolink Holiday Toy Express

With 30,000 lights, Santa Claus and a whole cast of characters, the Metrolink Holiday Toy Express makes it runs throughout the Metrolink system.  Join Charles White and Tom Morrow as they document one of the runs from Los Angeles, Burbank, Sylmar and Santa Clarita stations on a cold rainy night November 29, 2002.

The presentation has 40 images and may take awhile to load.

Click here to see the presentation

Click here to view the schedule for the 2002 Holiday Toy Express


This site was brand spanking new as of 3/3/00.  Stay tuned as photos are added.
Check out engine 884 in the F59PHI section.

Historic Events

"Xmas Train 2002" November 29, 2002
"Trucker On The Train" March 9, 2000

Engines - Motive Power

EMD F59 PH 1992 - Present 17 Photos
EMD F59 PH-I 1996 - Present 1 Photo

Coaches - Rolling Stock

Bombardier Coach 1992 - Present 3 Photos
Bombardier Coach-Cab 1992 - Present 13 Photos
Caboose 2001 1 Photo
Flat Car No Photos Yet

Stations & Facilities

Stations No Photos Yet
Engine & Car Shops 1 Photo
Signal System No Photos Yet
Ticket Machines No Photos Yet
Vehicles 1 Photo

Historic Incidents
Commentary regarding Rail Safety by Steve Grande

April 23, 2002
8:08 A.M.
BNSF & Metrolink Collision Head On Photos & Story
November 18, 1999
8:15 A.M.
BNSF & Metrolink Collision End Clip Photos & Stroy


Metrolink Official Website
Bombardier - Manufacturers of the rail coaches

General Motors/EMD - Manufacturers of the F59ph
and F59phi locomotives.


Metrolink at 6 years old - An article written a few years ago.


This website is managed and maintained by Charles P. White.  Please read and review the "How to submit your photos" page before sending contribution photographs.  About Charles P. White, thanks and equipment used page.  

Images and material contained on this web site and images and material contained within any other web site linked from this site may be and should be considered as Copyrighted.

Material does not have to be labeled to be Copyrighted. All images and material on this site are owned by the site creator or used with the owner(s) permission. It is assumed that photos are contributed by the person(s) holding the copyright for the work submitted. It is advisable to check with the owner(s) first prior to downloading (copying) their material for anything other than your personal home viewing or reading. This will avoid Copyright infringement and possible legal action should the authors' or photographers' material be used without their permission.

Thank you for your cooperation.