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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

Los Angeles Passenger Union Depot

Pacific Electric Railway

Southern Pacific Railway

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