Street-Level Snapshot: All A-Board!

trax.jpgMaps indicate this stretch of railway paralleling Aviation Boulevard across Imperial Highway beneath the 105 Freeway at the Los Angeles/El Segundo border is part the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe line, which sounds appropriately wildwildwest enough given that this section of still-in-use trackbed looks to still be utilizing the same technology in place since the Pony Express roamed the earth (click to enlarge for fuller archaic detail).

Whatever historical significance this span may have is lost on me when going to and from work. It is this cursed crossing what welcomes me to El Segundo in the mornings and says “get the hell out!” in the late afternoon. Rattling enough in my old truck, the full jarring effect comes when I dare traverse the thing on ta-ta-ta-two wheeled ta-ta-ta-transportation.