How LA can be one kind of city

“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.”

(via) (It’s worth 6 minutes of your life to watch this.)

Or, if Union Pacific doesn’t sell, we can be even more the hellish overcrowded filthy megacity we all love to hate and continue to live in against all odds, reason, and plain old good sense. Up to you LA, it’s all up to you.

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