Ralph Melching Collection

Ralph Melching (1917-2005) was a founder of the Pacific Rail Society (née Railroad Boosters) and an avid rail photographer throughout his adult life. Ralph photographed a wide variety of rail-based subjects, including the construction of Los Angeles Union Station in 1938-39, as well as the Pacific Electric Railway and main line railroads.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

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7 - 72

8 - DD -00662
8 - DD -00662

5 - RM - LAUPT - Opening Show - SF #5006
5 - RM - LAUPT - Opening Show - SF #5006

7 - 72
7 - 72

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Los Angeles Passenger Union Depot

26 - LAUPT - Alameda - SP #1 No
26 - LAUPT - Alameda - SP #1 No

27 - RM-LAUPT from Macy & Alameda  - 11-
27 - RM-LAUPT from Macy & Alameda - 11-

1 - LAUPT Harvey House - Staff - Hi Res.
1 - LAUPT Harvey House - Staff - Hi Res.

26 - LAUPT - Alameda - SP #1 No
26 - LAUPT - Alameda - SP #1 No

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Pacific Electric Railway

8 - DD – 02801
8 - DD – 02801

8 - DD – 02801
8 - DD – 02801

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Southern Pacific Railway

4 - RM - SP #98 4424 + 14 cars - Aliso &
4 - RM - SP #98 4424 + 14 cars - Aliso &

8 - RM-LAUPT from Macy & Alameda  - 11-7
8 - RM-LAUPT from Macy & Alameda - 11-7

2 - RM - LAUPT - View west from Mission
2 - RM - LAUPT - View west from Mission

4 - RM - SP #98 4424 + 14 cars - Aliso &
4 - RM - SP #98 4424 + 14 cars - Aliso &

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