1207 to Los Angeles

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Pacific Electric interurban no. 1207 crosses a dry riverbed on the way west to Los Angeles in this Eastern Division shot.

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  • Everett Neal
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    Nice shot of steel car #1207 crossing a viaduct bridge. What happened to the water under the viaduct? Perhaps, this was caused by drought conditions?

    • Jake Johnson
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      If I’m not mistaken the picture is of the bridge crossing the San Gabriel riverbed through Azusa/Duarte. The bridge still exists as a bike trail and can be seen from Foothill Boulevard over the “river”. The majority of the time it is dry because the water is held up at the Morris Dam Reservoir and I guess they don’t like to let much through!

  • Bob Davis
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    Couldn’t be Puente Largo (the San Gabriel River bridge)–no poles on the south side, and catenary suspension trolley wire. It’s probably the Lytle Creek bridge on the west side of San Bernardino, which was finally demolished a long time ago, but lasted at least into the early 1970s, although the tracks were abandoned when the SP Colton-Palmdale line was built in the 1960s. When I worked in San Bernardino in 1969-70, there was a local “character” who lived under the westernmost arch, and who had folks who looked after him, making sure he had food and clothing.

  • George Angelini
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    Without a doubt, the photo was taken on the viaduct just west of Vineyard Ave. on the Rancho Cucamonga/Upland border. The bridge still exists as part of the Pacific Electric trail and is about 100 yards north of Foothill Blvd.

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