2 Line

1267 and 9007 at Union Station Loop

Posted on: July 2, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Electrified transportation dominates this scene taken in 1951, across the street from the Los Angeles Transit Line's Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal loop. H-4 class car no. 1267 working the F line awaits departure time, while Trolley Coach no. 9007 heading for City Terrace on the 2 line, stops for a moment so the photographer could get this neat shot. The driver of 9007 seems very happy to be immortalized, before he pulls away and into history.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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  1. Bernard Samstag

    July 3, 2013

    Ahh! How well I remember the Trackless Trolleys that could sneak up on me as I walked from the parking lot to my job at the L.A. Times. Just the sound of tires rolling on the pavement with an occasional spark crack from the catenary (sp?). Stark contrast with the Smelly RTD Busses which are anything but quiet. I can still hear that sound, and it’s been almost Sixty Years!

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  2. Bernard Samstag

    July 3, 2013

    Those Electric Busses were stored at the Macy Street yards after Los Angeles gave up on Electric Transit. I checked them out as the “10” Freeway merged into the Downtown interchange. Then, one day, the yard was empty! I took a detour and drove over to the yards, flashing my Times ID card, which got me into many tight places, but the “guard” looked at me menacingly, and “advised” me to “…get the hell out of here.” Small wonder, since, when I arrived at The Times, its lead story concerned the shady sales of all those buses to Mexico City.

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