Los Angeles Railway

1432 and 1421 on the Railroad Boosters Trip

Posted on: December 15, 2012 by Pacific Electric 5 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway MU cars nos. 1432 (front) and 1421 (rear) pause at an unidentified loop during the same Railroad Boosters fan trip discussed here in January 1939. If you can identify this location, please leave a comment.

Ralph Cantos Collection

5 Responses

  1. Steve Crise

    December 15, 2012

    I’m thinking LAUPT.

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  2. Ralph Cantos

    December 15, 2012

    Jim Baker correctly identified the location as the new loop at Jefferson and 10th Ave on the J line. The waiting shelter had not been istalled yet. The #1432 in facing north and is about to turn onto Jefferson Bl. and head east.

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  3. Steve Crise

    December 16, 2012

    Was there a gas storage tank in that neighborhood? I don’t remember one being off of Jefferson. Plus, was there not a two story brick building on that side of the yard where we see the tank? Many photos of this area show a building on the west side of this property. One of Bill Whytes photos clearly shows a building on the west end of the property. What about the loop in Huntington Park? Does that fit anyone’s recollections?

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  4. Duncan Still

    January 8, 2013

    There used to be a gas storage expandable tank at approximtely Exoisition and 11th Ave, near the PE Santa Monica Air Line. In this photo, it looks like the tank is a little closer than I would think from that location to the Jefferson loop. However, the only orher gas storage facility near a LARY turning facility was the one at 7th and Alameda, and the facilities in this photo look more like the Jefferson & 10th Ave loop. This loop also has a passing siding inside the loop which is visiblle in this photo.

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  5. Duncan Still

    January 14, 2013

    I have one question regarding loops on LARY – with the 3 line being equipped with single ended PCC’s, how were the cars turned at he east end of the 3 ine? I know that a wye was used at Larchmont and Melrose on the west end. Also, the east end near 6th and Central was more congested with traffic making a wye impractical, so was there a loop, and if so, where was it?

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