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PE 007 Supply Car Rendering by Tim Muir

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

 

Tim Muir Collection

Tim Muir Collection

A Tim Muir rendering of Pacific Electric Supply Car no. 007.

Tim Muir Collection

Maintenance of Way

Posted on: August 24, 2010 by PERyHS 4 Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Pacific Electric maintenance of way cars (including a flatcar and crane car outfitted with a clamshell, possibly for ballast work) rest on trackage possibly in the Western District (San Fernando Valley). The image is dated May 23, 1953.
 
Modified based on comment
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Buses at Macy Street Yards

Posted on: August 24, 2010 by PERyHS 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Pacific Electric buses rest under shelter at the Macy Street Yards in this image dated January 9, 1953. Included in the image are units nos. 2913 and 2700.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

00164 in Long Beach

Posted on: May 11, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Blackhawk Films Photo, Jack Finn Collection

Blackhawk Films Photo, Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric box motor / MOW unit no. 00164 on the job in Long Beach.

Blackhawk Films Photo
Jack Finn Collection

00150 on the Long Beach Line

Posted on: May 10, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric tower car no. 00150 on the Long Beach Line.

Jack Finn Collection

00186 at Dominguez Junction

Posted on: May 10, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric no. 00186 Dominguez Sub Station at Dominguez Junction in 1958.

Jack Finn Collection

00191 Crane on the Bellflower Line

Posted on: May 9, 2010 by PERyHS 1 Comment

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric no. 00191 MOW crane is paused just off the Bellflower Line as a car passes by.

Jack Finn Collection

A Fiery End

Posted on: May 9, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

By November 1927, this old wooden relic trolley dating from 1897 has outlived its usefulness and is being burned at the Pacific Electric Torrance shops. Stripped of motors, mechanisms, glass, seats and everything else that can be scrapped, this is the way the PE cleared the rest of the car from their yards. This is an official Pacific Electric Railway photo.

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Weed Burner 1840

Posted on: March 12, 2010 by PERyHS No Comments

 

Donald Duke Collection

Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric's weed burner no. 1840 was the first version to serve the PE. Its pilot burned weeds as the car was pushed forward - too well, because a water car had to follow to extinguish fires started on the wooden ties. PE shifted to chemical eradication in 1948.

Donald Duke Collection

Shop Special in Torrance

Posted on: March 12, 2010 by PERyHS 3 Comments

 

Donald Duke Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection

Donald Duke Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection

Pacific Electric ran special trains for its shop crews from the 6th and Main passenger terminal in downtown Los Angeles direct to the Torrance Shops. This special, led by blimp no. 300, rolls through Gardena on its way to the Shops.

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection
Donald Duke Collection