Photos, Trains - Anaheim, California - Union Pacific Santa Ana Street - Updated 03/24/06
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Santa Ana Street
The main attraction for most railfan's in the city of Anaheim is without a doubt Santa Ana Street. This little stretch of row on the Union Pacific's Santa Ana Branchline features street running up the center of the street, the only operating wig-wag signal in Orange County and vintage style housing to add to the historical feeling. To get to Santa Ana Street navigate the 5 freeway to the Lincoln Ave offramp and head east, make a right on West Street and follow until you reach Santa Ana Street. You can refer to the map below for further navigation.
Santa Ana street is used by two of the three UP locals that run out of West Anaheim. It is a stretch of track about 1 mile in length. The track runs up the middle of the street after converging on the west side after crossing the 5 freeway, and the east side from Olive street. The line has been in this same place since 1899 according to a recent article I read. The track did extend passed Olive Street at one time, but remanents of this no longer exsist.
UP 2482 drags the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus train along Santa Ana Street seen here at Lemon Street with the wig-wag. UPY 1141 heads west over the just installed concrete panels at West Street back in November 2004 Another angle of UPY 1141 cutting passed the traffic waiting to turn left on West Street.
UP 2482 drags the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus train along Santa Ana Street seen here at Lemon Street with the wig-wag.
Photo by Ryan Humphrey
UPY 1141 heads west over the just installed concrete panels at West Street in November 2004
Another angle of UPY 1141 cutting passed the traffic waiting to turn left on West Street.
UPY 1144 into the shadows on Santa Ana Street after passing Harbor Blvd enroute back to West Anaheim. UPY 1144 turning onto Santa Ana Street westbound approaching Claudina Street. UPY 1208 leads a small Costa Mesa local down Santa Ana Street.
UPY 1208 leads a small Costa Mesa local down Santa Ana Street.
Photo by Ryan Humphrey
UPY 1144 into the shadows on Santa Ana Street after passing Harbor Blvd enroute back to West Anaheim.
UPY 1144 turning onto Santa Ana Street westbound approaching Claudina Street.
UP 1089 takes the UP Marlboro west back to the Anaheim yard. UP 588 leads the Marlboro onto Santa Ana Street from the west after crossing over the 5 freeway. And one more of this Marlboro being led by UP 588 down Santa Ana Street.
Starting in October 2004 the Union Pacific replaced the track, ballast and rail ties that were present up Santa Ana Street. I followed the project and documented the event by taking photos and video which can be found at this LINK.
And one more of this Marlboro being led by UP 588 down Santa Ana Street.
UP 588 leads the Marlboro onto Santa Ana Street from the west after crossing over the 5 freeway.
UP 1089 takes the UP Marlboro west back to the Anaheim yard.
UPY 1115 bringing the Marlboro Local around the curve and onto Santa Ana St. from Olive St. UPY 1115 just west of Harbor Blvd on Santa Ana St. with the Marlboro Local.
UPY 1144 crossing Anaheim Blvd with the Marlboro Local on Santa Ana St.
UPY 1144 crossing Anaheim Blvd with the Marlboro Local on Santa Ana St.
UPY 1115 bringing the Marlboro Local around the curve and onto Santa Ana St. from Olive St.
UPY 1115 just west of Harbor Blvd on Santa Ana St. with the Marlboro Local.
The Marlboro local streaks under the crossing signal and into the setting sun at West Street.
Santa Ana Street and Olive Street is the location of the only operating Wig-Wag signal in Orange County.
UPY 1144 leads the Marlboro local off Santa Ana Street as they cross over the west bound lands and turn to cross over Interstate 5
UPY 1144 leads the Marlboro local off Santa Ana Street as they cross over the west bound lands and turn to cross over Interstate 5
Santa Ana Street and Olive Street is the location of the only operating Wig-Wag signal in Orange County.