9 Line

285 on Experimental Trucks

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

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 285 is captured on either experimental trucks or "shop trucks" while wearing 9 Line signage. According to Ralph Cantos:

The trucks really change the appearance of the car. It is possible that the #285 was on "shop trucks" ,but it looks like she is "in service"

Ralph Cantos Collection

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  1. Duncan Still

    January 4, 2013

    INTERURBANS SPECIAL #12 shows a photo of 285 with these trucks which were identified as being Brill 77-E trucks. The caption for the photo states that these trucks were previously under car 950, and car 1151 before that.

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  2. Bob Davis

    January 4, 2013

    Presumably the Brill 77 trucks were more expensive than the arch-bar trucks that nearly all of the Type B and Type C cars had, even though the Brills probably rode better.

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