U Line

The U Line’s Last Day with 90

Posted on: August 30, 2012 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 90 is made ready for the last run of a on the U Line in this image dated August 3, 1947.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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  1. Ralph Cantos

    August 30, 2012

    long time LA railfan DICK BURNS is the fellow just to the right of the LATL shop man in the bright white overalls, Dirty work cloths was a no-no one the LATL system. You could eat off the floors ANYWHERE on the LATL.

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  2. Bob Davis

    August 31, 2012

    There’s a story about how, after MTA (version 1.0) took over the LATL and Metro Coach rail remnants, a traction motor from a PE car was brought to South Park Shop for an overhaul. The foreman took one look at the greasy, grimy motor and said, “You’re not bringing that into my shop! Take it out in back and give it a good steam cleaning!”

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  3. LATL 50 – the Kilroy Kar: Adding Insult to Injury | Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society

    June 19, 2014

    […] #90 was painted up to announce the end of the U line. The unflattering graphics applied to the #90 "GOOD BYE-U-LOVEABLE-U" got the message across to all who saw it. (Click here to view this article and […]

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  4. Doug Vernon

    October 10, 2014

    Ah, those were the days.

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