W Line

1559 on the Last Day

Posted on: January 8, 2011 by PERyHS 1 Comment
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) W Line car no. 1559 poses at North Figueroa Street and Buena Vista Terrace on the last day of service at this portion of the line: April 17, 1948.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. Bob Davis

    January 12, 2011

    This is one of the LARy “homebrew” cars. The 1500-class were built in the local shops to resemble the 1200-class cars but with wooden frames (note the truss rods). 1559 is the sold survivor of this group, being preserved at Orange Empire. It’s marginally operable, but “not ready for prime time.”

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