5 Line

616 at Colorado Boulevard and Townsend Avenue

Posted on: February 22nd, 2014 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-LA Railway) car no. 616 pauses on the 5 Line at Colorado Boulevard and Townsend Avenue in this image dated March 10, 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. Bob Davis

    February 25, 2014

    Rather late for a car to have Eclipse fenders–PE managed to shed them during World War II. LARy 665 at Orange Empire has them, and visitors sometimes ask, “Is that a cowcatcher?” And I tell them, “no, most cows have more sense than to get in front of a streetcar. It’s a ‘people catcher’. If cars still had them, they might catch folks who wander along, sending text messages without watching where they’re going.”

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