The history of Lincoln Heights’ Piggyback Yard


LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Union Pacific’s Piggyback Yard sprawls over approximately 125 acres between Mission Road and the L.A. River. The busy rail yard would be transformed into parkland and wetlands next to the L.A. River if the city manages to raise enough money and the Union Pacific ever decides to sell. Tom Carroll, in his Tom Explores Los Angeles YouTube series, explores the history and economic significance of one of the city’s last major freight rail yards in a new video.

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  1. I don’t know why, but I would actually rather have a rail yard than a river park here now! What the hell just happened to me?

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