R Line

3039 at Whittier and Boyle

Posted on: June 12, 2010 by PERyHS 3 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority PCC car no. 3039 in R Line service turns from Whittier Blvd. onto South Boyle Avenue in this image dated February 15, 1963.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 

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3 Responses

  1. Tom

    February 19, 2012

    If you carefully look at the intersection on Google maps you can see cracking of asphalt outlining a nice curve of the tracks buried below grade.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

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  2. Ernest Pippin

    April 17, 2014

    Note Richfield Co. as station behind PCC. This is the “R” part of ARCO gas stations; the “A” is for Atlantic Oil Co., Phila. PA. Until approx. 1960 Chet Huntley was the “Richfield Reporter” on KFI (NBC affiliate) who came on at 1000 PM every night. NBC brought him to New York in early 60’s and partnered him with David Brinkley for the national NBC News “Huntley-Brinkley Report”; Huntley was from Montana, Brinkley from No. Caro. CHEERS!

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  3. Ernest Pippin

    April 17, 2014

    Make that “…gas station…”. CHEERS!

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