W Line

1386 and 1215 at York Blvd. and Avenue 50 Terminal

Posted on: May 9, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo-Collection

Alan Weeks Photo-Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines streetcars nos. 1386 and 1215 serving the W Line (Rimpau & Washington) pass one another on York Blvd. near the Avenue 50 Terminal on November 17, 1954.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. Dave Lessig

    June 7, 2010

    That’s my grandfather’s store in the background, “Harold Lee Jeweler” 😀
    My uncle was fascinated as a kid, watching the crews switch direction and change the seats over. Unfortunately, when my mother wanted to ride the streetcar, her mother replied “we don’t have to, we have a car.”

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  2. Rick Bell

    September 10, 2013

    This looks very close to the end of the line where the cars reversed their direction. As kids we used to wait in front of the drug store on the corner as the motorman changed things over for the return trip. We rode the streetcar every day for a distance in order to attend elementary school. I am now 65 and don’t remember the school but I’m still looking for it. I do remember that there was a great hobby shop further down York Blvd that had a huge layout in the back of the store. Does anyone remember the name or possibly the group/club that built it?? When was the line on York Blvd torn up?? I moved around 1955 or 56 to Torrance, then in 1959 we moved to Rancho Cordova, CA. I would love to talk with others who rode this line back then.

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