Los Angeles Railway

1425 and 1419 at the Division 5 Car House

Posted on: September 4, 2011 by PERyHS 1 Comment
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
It's a bright, sunny day on December 20, 1954, as Los Angeles Transit Line cars nos. 1425 and 1419 are captured at the former Los Angeles Railway Division 5 Car House, located at 54th and Second in the City of Los Angeles.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 

From Alan Weeks:
 

In December 1954, they had started to prepare for the end of rail service and convert the car house to buses. The big conversion was to take place in 1954. The PUC did not give them permission to do so at that time. So 50 brand new GMC 5100′s were parked in front of Div.5 until May 21, 1955 when rail lines 5-7-8-9-F were abandoned.

 

Here is a contemporary view of the location:
 

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One Response

  1. Prime Puma

    March 5, 2015

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE GREAT PICS!

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