1209 and 1215 in Rialto

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Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric interurbans no. 1209 and no. 1215 meet at a shaded switch in Rialto.

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  • Dave Lessig
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    That’s the junction at Riverside Avenue in Rialto. The camera is facing West with the depot behind. 1209 has just decoupled and is headed to Riverside, while 1215 is continuing to San Bernardino.

  • George Angelini
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    @ Rialto Jct.

  • Richard McInnis
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    The Rialto Chamber of Commerce currently occupies the spot where the track curves onto Riverside Aveue. The remainig track (where they split)still has added sections of rail from when the Riverside track was removed.
    The house in the background to the left belonged to Coyle Logue’s family.

  • Bob Davis
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    I visited this spot last Saturday (on my way to OERM). The switch ties from this junction are still evident, but apparently the switch was removed far enough back in the past for the replacement rail to “blend in” with the original rail. I also took a photo of an original 1912-dated joint bar, with the rail bond still in place. The same location, photographed looking eastward with two “San Berdoo Twelves” is on the cover of “Interurbans Special 36”.

  • George Angelini
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    The phone booth (mid-photo) is preserved at the Rialto Historical Society museum.

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