F Line

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 1219 at the Grade Crossing

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

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge 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 - confirmed by Ralph Cantos; it's the Santa Monica Air Line).

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

LATL 1339 at Main and Macy Streets

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1339 rounds the corner at Main and Macy Streets on F Line service in this undated photo.

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

349 on the F Line

Posted on: November 3, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

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Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 349 on the F Line.

Robert T. McVay Photo

San Diego Train Connection “Deluxe”

Posted on: August 2, 2013 by Pacific Electric 3 Comments

 

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

By Ralph Cantos

The City Of Los Angeles and its transit systems have had some "special" transportation events, some big, some small, that went virtually unnoticed with little celebration or fanfare.

One such special event took place for a period of about five years each Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the summer months. The "event" would begin at Georgia Street car house when a lone P-3 all-electric would leave the yard with SPECIAL displayed on its head sign. The P-3, in this case, Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 3136, would make its way to Broadway, head north to 1st Street, turn east to Main Street and that is where something special happened: the P-3 would turn north on Main Street and follow the route of the F line to Union Station Loop.

The reason for this special movement was to provide a "deluxe" train connection for passengers that had just arrived at LAUPT on the Santa Fe train from San Diego. Passengers using the LATL's F line to get to Downtown came down the streetcar "cortège" and instead of finding an H-3 waiting for them, they discovered the latest in city rail transportation, a near-new P-3 All Electric. On the head sign was displayed P Pico and GEORGIA ONLY. Passengers who just needed to get to 7th & Broadway hopped or hobbled aboard the 3136 , and in no time were at 7th & Broadway, in smooth, silent comfort, to the center of LATL's vast rail network.

From there, passengers could reach just about any destination by transferring to other rail and bus lines.

This wonderful convenience all came to an end on May 22, 1955 when LATL pulled the plug on the F line along with rail lines 5-7-8-and 9. It was a real nice treat for connecting train passengers while it lasted.

It is often said "all good things must come to an end." In this case, it did — on 5-22-55.

Ralph Cantos Collection

1267 and 9007 at Union Station Loop

Posted on: July 2, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Electrified transportation dominates this scene taken in 1951, across the street from the Los Angeles Transit Line's Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal loop. H-4 class car no. 1267 working the F line awaits departure time, while Trolley Coach no. 9007 heading for City Terrace on the 2 line, stops for a moment so the photographer could get this neat shot. The driver of 9007 seems very happy to be immortalized, before he pulls away and into history.

Ralph Cantos Collection

1432 at 116th and Vermont

Posted on: December 12, 2012 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

This photo was taken by Ernie Leo at 116th St and Vermont at the south end of the F line. It was a RAILROAD BOOSTERS fan trip to mark the last MU train on the Los Angeles Railway in January of 1939. The railroad crossing in the background is PE's El Segundo line.

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

This is another photo taken that same day showing the MU jumper cable that LARY used, rather than have both trolley poles up. The last MU train was made up of H-3 cars #1421 and #1432.

Ernest T. Leo Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

198 on Hoover at 54th

Posted on: May 12, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway no. 198 rolls down Hoover at 54th Street on the F Line.

Ralph Cantos Collection

365 on the F Line

Posted on: February 13, 2012 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Robert T. McVay Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Robert T. McVay Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 365 rolls along the F Line headed for downtown in this 1947 image.

Robert T. McVay Photo
Ralph Cantos Collection