H. H. West Jr. poses with his fellow soldiers at the Southern Pacific Railroad depot. He is at the right wearing sunglasses. He holds one hand at his waist and the other hand holds an object. There is luggage on the ground behind West. The man at the left holds a jacket over his arm. The other men are smiling. A building is at the left and a car is parked in the background. There are trees in the background.
Soldiers on the platform at the Southern Pacific Railroad depot. A truck is parked in the center. There is luggage on the ground with jackets resting on top. One soldier stands at the right of the image wearing a hat. Another man stands at an opening to the station with his back to the camera. The tracks are visible in the foreground.
Men unload luggage from a truck at the Southern Pacific Railroad depot. A cart is set up behind the truck and men stand on the cart. There is another man at the right of the cart, and another cart at the right of the image with luggage stacked on it. The depot is behind the truck. The train tracks are in the foreground.
Distant photograph of two surveyors standing in the bottom of a wide ditch created by a washout of the Southern Pacific Railroad near San Dimas. The tunnel view of the ditch is widest along the bottom edge of the frame and recedes into the distance at center. Tall earthen walls line either side of the ditch. About halfway down the ditch, a surveyor stands next to his equipment at center. Another surveyor stands off to the left and leans against the dirt wall of the ditch. Lumber rests propped up against the ditch in the foreground at left. A fence lines the top of the ditch at right and utility poles line the top of the ditch at left.
Photograph of a wide ditch created by the washout of the Southern Pacific Railroad near San Dimas. The tunnel view looks down into the ditch from above. It is widest along the bottom edge of the frame and recedes into the distance at center. A portion of the track extends into the frame at right. The track remnants hang over the ditch. Tall earthen walls sink down along either side of the ditch. A fence lines the top of the ditch at right and utility poles line the top of the ditch at left. Trees and hills stand in the far distance.
A distant photograph of a railroad construction crew repairing a culvert on the tracks between Beaumont and Indio near Whitewater. Work cars sit on the tracks at center and extend to the right. A pile driver stands at the front of the cars left-of-center with workers standing around it. Beneath the pile driver, there appears to be a culvert that is being repaired. Dark smoke rises from a smokestack on the leftmost work car. A worker stands on the flat bed of the work car at right. Along the bottom edge of the flatbed work car, it reads, "S. P. 787." Along the side of the bed of the leftmost car, it reads, "S. P. PILE DRIVER [?]26." Planks of lumber lie next to the tracks in front of this car. Logs lie on the ground at left down from the tracks. It appears that a couple of the photographer's fingers may have entered the frame along the upper left edge.
Photograph of a stretch of railroad tracks for the Southern Pacific Railroad running between Beaumont and Indio near Whitewater. The tracks extend from the lower right corner and up along the right edge where they eventually disappear near the horizon. Two tufts of smoke from trains are seen in the distance at center. The tracks are surrounded by low brush in a desert that extends towards mountains in the far distance at left.
H. H. West Jr. stands by the tracks at the Southern Pacific Railroad depot with other soldiers. West is at the left wearing sunglasses. There is luggage on the ground with jackets on top. The man next to West holds a white piece of paper. There is a train visible at the right. There are trees, houses, mountains, and a water tower in the background.