Southern Pacific 1740 and PE 1299 at Lone Hill
Southern Pacific 1740 has stopped at the Pacific Electric’s Staff System bungalow at Lone Hill while the conductor, just visible at the right of the bungalow, is obtaining further staff authority to proceed. Some onboard officials are taking this opportunity to look at the coupling between the tender and the 1299. Photo taken sometime between August to October 1946.
William Wherry Photo, Charles Wherry Collection
I think this is Lone Hill, just west of San Dimas. The oval shaped sign in the background is a 1000 ft warning sign to mark the SP crossing ahead. Also the shack has a phone line to the dispatchers office so that crews can call in and get permission to cross or join on to the SP tracks. The to gentlemen looking between the cars are PE officials. Perhaps the issue is no issue at all, but rather coupling or uncoupling the two pieces of equipment. The pole is up on the 1299, so perhaps the duty of the 1740 is either beginning or ending.