In San Pedro, the railroad track which continues to the most southerly
part of San Pedro crosses Front Street at a point coincidental with
John S. Gibson Blvd turning into Gaffey Street. The track winds
around the small hill and rejoins Front Street under the Vincent Thomas
While the train was heading to this location, I spotted two trespassers
walking and another single trespasser.
Wilmington, along Alameda Street at the intersection with Anaheim
Street, a tractor ran under the descending crossing gates in view of
UPRR PD. After the train passed, I turned left onto Anaheim
Street while another tractor committed a violation in view of the
California Highway Patrol unit who pulled him over.
Street and Anaheim Street turned out to be a location with more
violators including these pedestrians who walked across the tracks
while the crossing was closed.
left, the pedestrians have been stopped by law enforcement. In
the Amtrak coach vestibule, television media is visible filming this
Above right and below show the track
which splits off Alameda Street to become the Wilmington Wye.
Several big rigs are seen below right in clear violation with red
lights flashing and gates descending.
Along Alameda Street, aonther big rig
has been pulled over and more pedestrians were spoken to.
Below left, Spanish broadcast
television station channel 62 is seen approaching another pedestrain
violator. He admitted that he had made a mistake walking across
the tracks. Below right, another potential violator on a bicycle
is talked to by UPRR PD Officer Jorge Villaescusa.
This is a problem area with wooden
debris piled up against the rails to facilitate illegal crossing of the