rail classics

Monday, June 21, 2004, at 07:36AM

By Eric Richardson

Pulling out of Union Station on the Gold Line you pass a small rail yard full of classic passenger cars. Today, however, the yard was empty.

Curious, I did a little research.

I'm pretty sure the Rail Excursions car is one I normally see there. Their special itineraries page lists a June 22-23 trip from LA to Seattle, so perhaps it's off getting readied for that.

Another candidate is the Overland Trail, a car which normally runs LA to San Diego, but which Thursday will be leaving on a trip to Portland. I would imagine this trip would include a few other cars as well, so that may be an explanation.