Ralph Melching (1917-2005) was a founder of the Pacific Rail Society (née Railroad Boosters) and an avid rail photographer throughout his adult life. Ralph photographed a wide variety of rail-based subjects, including the construction of Los Angeles Union Station in 1938-39, as well as the Pacific Electric Railway and main line railroads.
Los Angeles Union Passenger Depot (Please click to view)
Pacific Electric Railway (Please click to view)
Southern Pacific Company (Please click to view)
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (Please click to view)
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