1209 Near San Bernardino

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 1209 passes over a wooden trestle somewhere near San Bernardino on April 9, 1937.

Charles D. Savage Photo
Donald Duke Collection

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  • Everett Neal
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    It’s photos like this one, above, that causes me to daydream about building a dream Pacific Electric Ry model railroad layout. I love to see traction equipment crossing over a wood trestle.

    Traction equipment, small bridges and trestles mix so well together – whether on a real railroad or on a model railroad pike.

    I have car #1209 as a brass scale model. All I need now, is to build a PERy pike to run it on.

  • Bob Davis
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    My guess is that this is east of Rialto, right near where the SP/UP Colton-Palmdale line passes over the ATSF/BNSF Metrolink San Bernardino Line. The wires in the upper left may be the signal/telegraph lines of the Santa Fe.

    • George Angelini
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      I believe the photo to have been taken east of Rancho Ave. on the fill that elevated the line over the north end of the Santa Fe “B” yard. If the photo had been taken in the area of the present day UP/SP Palmdale cutoff, the PE line would be in a cut as it went under the Santa Fe at the point.

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