August 17, 2015
This image from Bing Bird's Eye view shows the area modeled in the PoLA layout. The blue lines are the tracks that the plan includes to one degree or another. The pink lines are not modeled. I had to bend some things around to fit the Vopak loadout into the plan. I also flipped the pierside tracks, shown as dotted blue lines. They are now out of service, but I wanted to include tracks that run along a pier.
Note the BBC Charters break bulk carrier ship at Pasha Stevedores. That ship is very similar to the one I will have on the layout.
This image is a few years old. The Pacific Harbor Line moved the main yard from Pier A, as shown in the photo, to a point just to the left of this image. The former Pier A yard will become an expanded container terminal.
This image illustrates one of the neat things about modeling the modern era. You can research current operations via Bing Maps and Google Earth.