Eastern District

1243 at Etiwanda

Posted on: December 12, 2012 by Pacific Electric 6 Comments
Robert T. McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection

Robert T. McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection

It's October 1950 and Pacific Electric no. 1243 is stopped at the Etiwanda Station as part of a railfan trip.

Robert T. McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection

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  1. 1243 at Etiwanda | Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society

    December 12, 2012

    […] Pacific Electric interurban no. 1243 bound for Los Angeles pauses at the Etiwanda Station in what is now Rancho Cucamonga. This was taken during a railfan trip. See an alternate angle in color by clicking here. […]

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    • Robert Skinner

      May 14, 2013

      Would like to see the other angle shot, I am a local to this station and am trying to get shots of it to get the correct paint sceme and how it looked

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      • Pacific Electric

        May 14, 2013

        This is probably it, Robert. To get a color shot of it was insanely lucky – usually you see Etiwanda in BW only.

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  2. Ralph Cantos

    December 12, 2012

    This fan trip was one of the last for a 1200 on the San Berdo line. I think only #1299 made one more fan trip over the line. The #1243 was a Long Beach 12, built as a trailer, but was “motorized” with the electrical gear from #1209 that was badly damaged in a grade crossing accident with a gasoline truck during WW2. So, #1243 was a San Berdo 12, in a Long Beach 12 clothing.

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  3. Everett Neal

    December 15, 2012

    I like the colorful paint scheme. But where is the “butterfly wings” that’s supposed to be on the car ends?

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    • Ralph Cantos

      May 14, 2013

      Everett, the butterfly wings were on the front of only 6 1200 class interurbans,they were cars 1216 to 1221. These 6 cars were known as “The Butterfly 12’s”

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