Torrance to Carson, CA

The Torrance Branch crosses Crenshaw Boulevard; view is looking ...
The Torrance Branch crosses Crenshaw Boulevard; view is looking west. The rails have been cut here and a barricade installed. Photo by Andrew Laverdiere, July 2010.
Looking east from the crossing with Crenshaw Boulevard. Further ...
Looking east from the crossing with Crenshaw Boulevard. Further along at Van Ness Avenue, the right-of-way becomes overgrown with trees. Photo by Andrew Laverdiere, July 2010.

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This was actually an AT&SF line; it was called the Alcoa Spur. The west end is still connected to the Harbor Subdivision, and occasionally a tank car or two is spotted for a local business. The eastern end extended to what used to be a McDonnell Douglas plant, between Western and Normandie (the site is now occupied by logistics warehouses). Old maps show the east end connected to the SP (ex-Pacific Electric) that runs parallel to Normandie Ave., but I never explored that connection.

Mike Palmer
Torrance, CA
10/8/2010