Then and Now

LATL 1379 at 3rd and Western

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

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1379 pauses to take on passengers at 3rd Street and Western as part of S Line service. Undated photo.

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Here's a view of this intersection today:

488 at Main and 12th Streets

Posted on: October 22, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 488 makes the turn at Main and 12th Streets in this B Line photo from July 31, 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here's a contemporary view of the location - same building:


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9001 on Main Street at First

Posted on: July 13, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines trolley bus no. 9001 heads southbound on Main Street near First Street and Los Angeles City Hall in this circa-1955 image. Note the dual-gauge rail still in the street.

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Here's a view of the location today - noticeably more sterile:


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315 at Miller and City Terrace

Posted on: February 19, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 315 is photographed at Miller and City Terrace on March 22, 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here is the location today:


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488 at 12th and Main

Posted on: February 19, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 488 on B Line service turns east on 12th Street at Main in 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here is a contemporary view of this location:


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1240 at 8th Street and Western

Posted on: May 15, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1240 pauses at 8th Street and Western on the N Line in what today would be Koreatown.

Alan Weeks Photo
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479 at 2nd and Spring Streets

Posted on: May 15, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 479 on the N Line at 2nd and Spring Streets, looking east.

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1031 at Douglas and Kensington

Posted on: February 11, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway Birney no. 1031 rolls through the intersection of Douglas and Kensington in this rare color Birney image from 1946.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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1387 at Second and Spring Streets

Posted on: March 21, 2011 by PERyHS No Comments

 

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) F Line car no. 1387 negotiates traffic on narrow Second Street at Spring in this action shot dated September 1959. That is the Los Angeles Times building on the right.

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L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection
 
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1425 at Eagle Rock Blvd. and Avenue 35

Posted on: September 25, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) 5 Line car no. 1425 rolls southbound on Eagle Rock Blvd. at Avenue 35 in this image dated January 16, 1955.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 
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