Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

 
The former Pacific Electric 6th and Main platform and trackage is disassembled in this bittersweet image. The original print features the following caption: “Al Fischel using old broken trolley pole for lever to crack nuts on signal.”
 
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

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  • Amanda Milligan
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    Notice the lack of protective clothing for the workers (in this series of photos).

    • George Todd
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      They’re all volunteers from the Orange Empire Trolley museum salvaging parts to take to Perris.

  • Bob Davis
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    Nowadays, we wear hard hats, visibility vests and safety shoes at OERM. One of the items gathered in this job was a “double slip switch” also known as a “puzzle switch”. It’s now in the Barn 2 lead track at the museum. At the far end of the lead is a switch salvaged from Morgan Yard in Long Beach. Sometimes we tell visitors that we’ve rebuilt the PE Long Beach Line, but had to shorten it to fit the space available.

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