Then and Now

Lynwood Station, Then and Now

Posted on: June 16, 2015 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments

 

Craig Rasmussen Collection and Eriks Garsvo Image

Craig Rasmussen Collection and Eriks Garsvo Image

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Blimp No. 312 heads southbound at the Lynwood station on January 28, 1956. Today this location is under the 105 Freeway; the station would be located under the right side, westbound on ramp.

The Lynwood depot was located on the Santa Ana Line in Lynwood on the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Fernwood Avenue. The line ran from Watts to downtown Santa Ana. The entire line from LA to Santa Ana was 33 miles. The line launched in 1903 and ended May 25, 1958.

Craig Rasmussen Collection and Eriks Garsvo Image

 

Here's a neat animation created by Eriks Garsvo showing a modern-day view of the old Los Angeles River Pacific Electric bridge pilings, with a Then-and-Now animation re-creation.

Fair Oaks and Colorado in May of 1946

Posted on: September 18, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Archives, Jack Whitmeyer Collection

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Archives, Jack Whitmeyer Collection

Standing in the middle of Colorado Boulevard, looking west, just east of Fair Oaks on May 12, 1946, L. T. Gotchy catches the Pacific Electric Railway ticket office on the left and the Owl Drug Store on the right. Note the intersection has not changed immensely, and it is still referred to as Route 66. Also note the bus on the left side, stopped just short of the intersection.

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Archives, Jack Whitmeyer Collection
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1123 at Christmas Tree Lane

Posted on: July 20, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Looking up Santa Rosa Avenue (aka Christmas Tree Lane) in Altadena, Pacific Electric no. 1123 heads into Los Angeles via the Pasadena Short Line along East Mariposa Street in 1938. This is just 18 years after Christmas Tree Lane came into existence and three years after the Mount Lowe line of the PE had been closed down.

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Here's the view of this location today:


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Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Don't miss "Pacific Electric: Then and Now," curated by Michael Patris and Steve Crise of the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society (PERyHS.org), now on display at the Pasadena Museum of History through January 13, 2013.

Please click here for more information, hours and directions.

Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Pacific Electric: Then and Now at the Pasadena Museum of History Through January 13, 2013

Then and Now: 1051 at 6th and Main

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

 

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise, vintage photo Jack Finn Collection, compositing by Jim Bunte

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise, vintage photo Jack Finn Collection, compositing by Jim Bunte

The past comes into view in this blended image of contemporary 6th and Main Streets in Los Angeles with an exact-location match featuring Pacific Electric 1051 from the Jack Finn Collection.

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise, vintage photo Jack Finn Collection, compositing by Jim Bunte

3062 Special

Posted on: March 21, 2011 by PERyHS 2 Comments

 

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

 
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Los Angeles Transit Lines) J Line PCC car no. 3062 negotiates traffic on Pacific Boulevard near Saturn Avenue in Huntington Park in this shot dated February 1963. An MTA Compton Line bus looms in the background.
 
L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

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Here is a contemporary view of the location:


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5028 Jammed to the Gills

Posted on: August 24, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Pacific Electric PCC car no. 5028 is captured on a fan trip run in Huntington Park at the intersection of Randolph Street and Pacific Blvd.. Note how jam-packed the car is in this image dated February 22, 1953.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

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Here is a contemporary view of the location:


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Los Angeles Metro Expo Line, Phase II, Tour 1

Posted on: July 12, 2010 by PERyHS 6 Comments

 


 
Here's a terrific "walking tour" by of the old Pacific Electric right-of-way that will become the new Expo Line. From the filmmaker Bendix5:... Read More

Echo Park Blacktop

Posted on: December 14, 2009 by PERyHS 7 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric no. 739 runs the Echo Park-Venice Short Line route. The image was captured at Echo Park Avenue at Morton Avenue.

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Jack Finn Collection


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