LARY Ephemera

Mystery / Political “Bus Transfer”

Posted on: August 7, 2016 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

 Charles Wherry Collection

Charles Wherry Collection

 Charles Wherry Collection

Charles Wherry Collection

By Charles Wherry

In going through some of my father's collection, I found this interesting "bus transfer" and thought it should see the light of day.

Here are two (front and back) scans of what appear to be an effort to defeat ballot proposition No. 1 on the December 12, 1940, election in Los Angeles. Although there is no specific mention of Los Angeles, or the year, the fact that the 1940 UCLA football schedule is printed on the face leads me to this conclusion.

It is in a transfer format similar to that used by the Pacific Electric and I believe other transit companies of the time.

It was printed for a group calling themselves ‘Citizens Committee against “Phoney” Legislation”. The oversize dimension of 12” X 4 1/4” was apparently meant to emphasize this group’s alarm over what they believed was an effort by bus companies, (no mention of which company(ies), to create a ..."universal" transfer system in Los Angeles. There is an allusion ..."three bright boys"... and some names, possibly corrupted, of ...."Quinsy, Kreaking, Dilly"... .

What the results of the election were, if in fact there was an election, remain a mystery to me. Hopefully there are others that that can fill in the gaps.

Charles Wherry Collection

Los Angeles Railway 1941 Passes

Posted on: August 7, 2016 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Charles Wherry Collection

Charles Wherry Collection

Charles Wherry Collection

Charles Wherry Collection

By Charles Wherry

Here are two weekly passes issued by Los Angeles Railway in 1941. The $1.25 price seems quite a bargain especially when reading the fine print which allowed two children under 12 to ride along with the bearer on Sundays and holidays which included Armistice Day, now called Veterans Day.

Charles Wherry Collection

Rail Artifacts from the Gordon Bachlund Collection

Posted on: July 6, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

PE interurban headlight acquired from a car (number unknown) at Morgan Yard in Long Beach shortly after cessation of service. Wiring and connectors are original. Generous gift of Gordon Bachlund.

PE interurban headlight acquired from a car (number unknown) at Morgan Yard in Long Beach shortly after cessation of service. Wiring and connectors are original. Generous gift of Gordon Bachlund.

The Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society is extremely gratified by the gifting of key rail artifacts from the Gordon Bachlund Collection.

These items will be part of the on-display collection at our museum when it open to the public in the future.

Artifacts Gifted by Gordon Bachlund, Photos by Steve Crise

Note: the lead image above shows a Pacific Electric headlight from an unknown series; according to PE historian Ralph Cantos, the headlight was from a 400-class "Blimp." Ralph cites this page - click here - as evidence of the larger-dimension headlamps used on the 300-series cars. In addition, Ralph notes that he never saw headlights used interchangeably between 300- and 400-series cars. This would then make the Gordon Bachlund headlight from a 400-class Blimp, as noted by Ralph. - Ed.

Conductor or Motorman Key

Posted on: May 12, 2012 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection

A Conductor or motorman’s key; this came with a collection of PE / LARY items and we don’t know about it. It is nickel-plated metal and has the number “3” stamped on it. It measures 3.5” long and has obvious age to it. Any ideas?

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection

Los Angeles Railway Token

Posted on: March 29, 2011 by PERyHS 2 Comments

 

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

 
A classic Los Angeles Railway token, featuring the line's signature "bell" mark, good for one fare.
 
Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection
 
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