8 Line

LATL 1246 at 54th and Crenshaw

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. 1254 on 8 Line service is photographed at 54th Street and Crenshaw in July of 1949.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

LARY No. 200 at Spring and Sunset

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

 

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

Steve Armitage Collection

1293 and 1307 on Main, Spring and 9th Streets

Posted on: February 10, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Andy Payne Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Andy Payne Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

At the very busy intersection of Main - Spring -& 9th Streets, an old Los Angeles Railway manned pole tower (right) kept streetcar switch movements running smoothly. In the shot taken on May 23, 1950, Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1293 heads south on Main Street working the 8 line. Waiting to make to right turn from Spring St, onto 9th is LATL car no. 1307 working the N line. In the distance, a PE car on the Watts-Sierra Vista line can be seen heading north on Main St. Soon, the N and Sierra Vista lines would be no more.

Andy Payne Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

192 at Sunset and Spring on the 8 Line

Posted on: February 13, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Robert T. McVay Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Robert T. McVay Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 192 negotiates trolley-heavy traffic at Sunset and Spring on the 8 Line in this 1947 image.

Robert T. McVay Photo
Ralph Cantos Collection

1387 on Gage Avenue

Posted on: November 3, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments

 

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 1387 on 8 Line service as part of a Southern California Electric Railway Association fan trip, captured on Gage Avenue on August 24, 1957.
 
L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

Turn of the Century Main Street

Posted on: February 8, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

A retouched-photographed-turned-picture-postcard by an unknown printer depicts turn-of-the-century Los Angeles' Main Street, identified by the "Belasco Theater" signage. The Belasco Brothers opened their 1200-seat theater at 337 South Main Street in 1904.The dual-gauge trackage in this image suggests the streetcars are those of the Los Angeles Railway, possibly the 7 or 8 Lines.

Jack Finn Collection