Los Angeles Railway

LARY 1021 at East Edgeware Road

Posted on: May 25, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1021 is photographed at East Edgeware Road on Tuesday, March 21, 1944.

Steve Armitage Collection

LARY 53 at Fountain and Vermont

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Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 53 on A Line service pauses momentarily as the motorman inspects the front end in this image dated Sunday, January 9, 1944.

Steve Armitage Collection

LARY 1035 on Gage Avenue

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Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1035 sits idle on Gage Avenue in this 1944 image. Note the "Fresh Fruit" stand that catered to on- and off-boarding passengers ("Candy & Soda" along with Philip Morris cigarettes and Coca-Cola) - built in the front yeard of the house just behind it — plus the bench advertising Eastern Columbia ("Broadway at Ninth," "Home Furnishings, Since 1892, Smart Apparel").

The carbody advertisement positions are occupied by World War II propaganda posters, including one reading:

Civilians —
Let's See Everything / Do Everything
But Say Nothing

Steve Armitage Collection

LARY No. 200 at Spring and Sunset

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Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 200 (B17), packed with 44 seats on 8 Line service, sits idle at the Sunset and Spring Street Terminus on a lazy Thursday afternoon, July 31, 1941. In just a few short months, Japan will attack Pearl Harbor and Los Angeles will be forever transformed.

The public service advertisement on the carbody side reads:

School's Out
Kids Are Out
Let's Look Out
All Out For Safety

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LARY No. 1054 on Main Street, 1938

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Steve Armitage Collection

Steve Armitage Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 1054 on the G Line rolls down Main Street in downtown Los Angeles in January of 1938.

Steve Armitage Collection

LATL 1281 at Piedmont Avenue

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1281 waits with traffic at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Figueroa in what appears to be U Line service.

Alan Weeks Collection

Here's a contemporary view of this location:

LATL 1219 at the Grade Crossing

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1219 on F Line service pauses before crossing perpendicular right-of-way (possibly Pacific Electric; note the overhead).

Alan Weeks Collection

LATL 1218 Up the Grade

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Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1218 heads up the grade on W Line service in this undated photo.

Alan Weeks Collection

LARy Construction Scene

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

We don't know much about this image except that it's identified with the following file name "Palm-Seville," as presumably depicts Los Angeles Railway construction (note the open trench in the street to the right). Any help would be appreciated!

Alan Weeks Collection

LA Railway Junction

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Two unidentified Los Angeles Railway cars head in differing directions in this junction image of an unknown location. Note the stylish Plymouth car dealership in the background.

Alan Weeks Collection