Los Angeles Railway

Replica LARy Car at Griffith Park, August 1973

Posted on: July 27, 2015 by Pacific Electric 5 Comments

 

Ed Sikora Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Ed Sikora Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Here's an oddball shot - a replica Los Angeles Railway open streetcar running at Travel Town in Griffith Park in August of 1973. Taken by Ed Sikora, this image has it all - classic 1970s fashions, what passes for decent air quality (note the mountains actually visible on an August day!), and classic 35mm Kodachrome color.

From transit historian Ralph Cantos comes this additional bit of information:

The car was "home built" and featured a Chevrolet Corvair air-cooled gasoline motor.

Know anything more about this car, its builder, or its present-day whereabouts? Let us know in the comments!

Ed Sikora Photo, Steve Crise Collection

LATL 1444 at Sunset and Spring

Posted on: July 11, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1444 on F Line service at Sunset and Spring Streets in July of 1949.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1268 at Vermont and 116th

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Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1268 pauses for passengers at Vermont Boulevard and 116th Street on the F Line. This location today is just south of the 105 Freeway at Vermont.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1246 at 54th and Crenshaw

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Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1254 on 8 Line service is photographed at 54th Street and Crenshaw in July of 1949.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1216 at Sunset and Spring Streets

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 Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1216 is photographed at Sunset and Spring Streets in Los Angeles on January 1, 1950.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1238 at Spring and 9th Streets

Posted on: July 11, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1238 rounds the corner on N Line service at Spring and 9th Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The date is August 2, 1950.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1238 at Vermont and 8th

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Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1238 rounds the corner at Vermont and 8th Streets in this N Line image dated August 2nd, 1950.

Note what may be an LATL work truck and crew doing demolition or repair in front of the Citizens Bank building.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1253 at Spring, Main and 9th Streets

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 Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1253 at Spring / Main and 9th Streets in downtown Los Angeles on September 9th, 1950.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1242 at Vermont and 8th

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Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1242 (N Line) rounds the corner at Vermont and 8th Streets in Los Angeles on September 2nd, 1950.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1252 at Hill and 9th Streets

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Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1252 on N Line service at Hill and 9th Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The date is August 9th, 1950.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection