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

LOS ANGELES RAILROAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION

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Los Angeles, CA 90041

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