9001 on Main Street at First

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines trolley bus no. 9001 heads southbound on Main Street near First Street and Los Angeles City Hall in this circa-1955 image. Note the dual-gauge rail still in the street.

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Here’s a view of the location today – noticeably more sterile:


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  • Ralph Cantos
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    Notice the PERFECT, HIGH QUALITY of the rail in this photo, very typical of streetcar rail all over Los Angeles. I am sure that this perfect rail is still largley intact all along Main Street just wainting to be uncovered for the “new LA Streetcar Project” The reuse of this track would save millions of dollars for the project. I can dream, can’t I.

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