Pacific Electric

1000 at Macy Street Yard

Posted on: July 24, 2011 by PERyHS 4 Comments
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

 
Pacific Electric no. 1000 is captured sitting idle at the Macy Street Yard in July 1942.
 
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

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  1. Bob Davis

    September 5, 2011

    The body of PE 1000 is preserved at Orange Empire. Not sure when the car was “decommissioned” but it became a house in Baldwin Park, probably in the late 1940’s. In 1964, the body was rescued by volunteers from what was then Orange Empire Trolley Museum, including myself (who climbed a tree and sawed off a branch that was blocking the project).

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  2. Bob Davis

    September 5, 2011

    Upon further examination, the car on the right may be an ex-Northwestern Pacific “blimp”, just beginning its service on PE.

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  3. Everett Neal

    September 26, 2014

    Bob, you climbed a tree and sawed off a branch that was blocking the project?! That makes you my hero!

    You may, or may not know, I’m a regular PE “Ten” fanatic. Thanks for saving the day – by sawing off that branch. 🙂

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  4. Bob Davis

    September 26, 2014

    Thanks, Everett. I don’t do things like that anymore–leaving tree climbing to more agile folks now. 1000 is now on trucks (I think we finally got some correct Brill trucks; it had been sitting on ex Chicago El Baldwin trucks.) Last time I looked, it was in Barn 4, so it’s under cover.

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