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Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

 
Los Angeles Railway V Line streetcar no. 616 (with number board indicating Slauson Blvd. service) rests at 1st and Vermont while the conductor chats with a possible patron of the nearby take-out lunch stand.
 
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  • Alan Fishel
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    This is the former “H” line right of way at 1st and Vermont converted to a loop by LATL. The “V” line used this short turn loop during the closure of Vermont for the construction of the Hollywood Freeway in 1948/49.

  • Jim Gannon
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    looks like a couple of PE 1200’s to me

  • Everett Neal
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    Since Pacific Electric 1200 and 1211 are shown here in black & white, there’s no way for me to see what color their paint scheme was during that time. The cars look plain because I see no decals at all on the front and sides except for “Pacific Electric” above the side windows and the series number on the dash and sides.

    I want to duplicate this “plain” paint scheme on my Suydam HO brass 1200’s. Anyone know where I can find color photographs of the 1200’s during the time period before six of them were refurbished?

  • Bob Davis
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    Probably the closest to the 1200 class pre-1940 paint job would be the present appearance of 1299 at Orange Empire. As I recall, the late Walter Abbenseth preferred the older color scheme and back-dated 1299 to the 1930s look. I’ll be sending you some photos via e-mail shortly.

  • Everett Neal
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    Thanks Bob, I appreciate it. I look forward to hearing from you.

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