Pacific Electric

300-Series Interior

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

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

An interior shot of a 300-series interurban operated by the Metropolitan Coach Lines (ex-Pacific Electric). Note the patches on the front-right seat.
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

2 Responses

  1. Everett Neal

    September 19, 2014

    The interior of this 300-series car look like it had more room than a Boeing 737 jetliner.

  2. Bob Davis

    September 20, 2014

    “Blimps” were rarely seen on the Monrovia-Glendora Line, but I remember riding one from 5th Ave. to downtown Monrovia as a boy. The next time I saw one was at Orange Empire when I was 23. It didn’t look as big as I remembered, but I had grown up and the car stayed the same size. I have read that one of the reasons why none of the original PE steel interurbans (1100s and 1200-1251) survived was that a “blimp” could hold about 25% more passengers and reduce the number of multi-car trains, saving on the number of conductors needed.


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