W Line

1250 on Washington at Rimpau

Posted on: March 1, 2011 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) pauses on Washington Blvd. at Rimpau in this W Line shot Image from October 1956.
 
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

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  1. Caesar J. Milch

    August 27, 2012

    Whoops! Looks like a Motorman overshot the end end-of-track here at sometime: Note the flange marks carved into the roadway just after the end of the rails. That, or the brakes bled-off and a car rolled away. As long as one truck was still on the rails and the ground was complete, you could “first point” it back on the rails. It was either that or: 1)hope the next car following you had a tow-bar and pin: 2) call in your predicament and get written up!

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  2. Caesar J. Milch

    August 27, 2012

    One more comment: Note the double trolly wire overhead: There is no wire “frog” over the switch in the back ground where the tail track splits into the double track. The rear trolly pole is still on the incoming wire, whereas the trolley pole in the close end of the car is set for departure on the outbound wire. Likely it was a spring switch that could be rolled through without having to shut off the controller to avoid “zorching” a bronze wire frog by drawing power while the trolley shoe passed across it.

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