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Old Posted May 17, 2012, 3:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
That shot was taken from the retaining wall of the Union Station tracks, which overlooked Aliso Street (now overlooking the 101 freeway and El Monte Busway/San Bernardino Fwy. carpool lanes).

In fact, there's a photo posted on here with a locomotive that broke through it... here, from the LA Times archive:

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Here's an aerial image of Union Station from 1940. That retaining wall is near the upper right-hand corner, where the curved ramp for the roof parking is. The old postcard photo was taken from there. The MWD headquarters building now occupies that site.

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I remember that ramp. The MWD building was built in the late 1990s.
Undated photo

A different angle and a different date. A '61 aerial looking NE- where some of the Noir veneer is wearing thin.

Hope no one minds, but here is a '24 aerial of the former Salt Lake Station in East LA, awfully close to the LA River.

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