Construction of short railroad spur

This photograph, along with many other ones, shows the construction of a short railroad spur to permit the removal of locomotive 299 from a site on the Balboa Railroad Station.

2002.067.001.020

What exactly are the workers doing in this photo?

What is the significance of locomotive 299? Why was it kept at the Balboa Railroad Station?

Please help us learn more about this and add to this record’s metadata by sharing with us in the comments section below!

Advertisements