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Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) R Line streetcar no. 1270 negotiates a left curve while being paced by a Challenge Milk delivery truck. The R Line ran from Hancock Park to East Los Angeles.
 
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  • Steve Crise
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    I believe this location is at 6th Street and Rampart Blvd. The 1270 is heading south on Rampart and turning left (east) onto 6th Street. Many of the building in the background are still standing there on the west side of Rampart Blvd. – Steve Crise

  • Alan Weeks
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    Most likely a R Line car headed North on Vermont Ave. and Turning West on 3rd St. around
    1947 or 1948

    • Steve Crise
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      Alan – I’m sticking to my story on this one. I checked out the building on the left hand side of the frame and its still there – on 6th and Rampart. Plus, some of the apartments on the west side or Rampart match up as well. I’ll send you a recent photo of the area…

  • Ernest Pippin
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    Great job you guys! This car should not be on Rampart…BUT IT IS! Yes, the bldg. on the corner is the same(I counted windows). I think the front sign on the car gives the clue; I can’t make it all out but it is a “short termination notice” and probably to a car barn…maybe 7th and Central. It has used the H Line to short around Vermont. CHEERS!

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