531 in Action

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) V Line streetcar no. 531 moves along its route. The destination board reads “V / Slauson & Santa Fe.”

Jack Finn Collection

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  • Alan Weeks
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    Most likely on East Vernon Ave.

  • Ed Weiss
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    Note the considerable damage on the lower front.

  • Dave Elliot
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    Question (since I don’t know where to ask it)…where can I find a good map of the LARy system?
    40’s, and 50’s.
    I am trying to sort memories. I remember the yellow cars and the red cars in service. My Great Grandad and my Mom used the 5 carline.
    My Dad worked for a dentist on Santa Barbara Avenue….I recall going to work with him, and on the way home, passing a carbarn on the right.
    I don’t think we were as far south as the one on 54th.
    Was there a carbarn on SB Ave?
    Thanks.
    Dave

  • Dave Elliot
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    Found it! Carlines 5,6 and 10 on Santa Barbara. Now….was there a carbarn on Santa Barbara?
    Dave
    http://www.lapl.org/newsroom/unfolded/1938_Railway.jpg

  • Duncan Still
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    The nearest carbarn to the southwest part of the 5 line was Div 5 on 54th Street at Arlington – 2nd Ave. The 8 car on 54th St. connected with the 5 car at Crenshaw and Div 5 was a short distance from this junction.

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