Paul <buygone@...>


The LA Times had/has many plants in the greater LA Basin. Each used for a
different purpose. The main paper with the news was only printed at the
main downtown plant where all of the editorial staff also worked. Other
plants printed the Sunday funnies, Phone books, advertising supplements,
want ads etc. All but the downtown plant were rail served.

Paul C. Koehler


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Isn't there a huge rail-served Times printing plant in Santa Ana or Costa
Mesa, visible just north of the I-405?

When I was switching on the UP back in the late 70s-early 80s, a midnight
job would take four 100-ton boxcars of paper three or four times a week to a
Times printing plant via a switchback behind the DART warehouse. I think
this plant printed phone books. An NW2 with a running start and sanding
would not always be able to push two cars up the steep grade. Back up and
take another run...

Rob Simpson

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. <> com, "Paul"
<buygone@...> wrote:


Not entirely true. The LA Times does not have a direct rail siding. Most
of the newsprint was received at the Southern Pacific's 8th Street paper
dock and trucked to the Times paper plant. They also received a portion
water at the LA Harbor and that newsprint was also trucked to them.

Paul C. Koehler

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