Eastern District

1451 in San Bernardino

Posted on: February 20, 2011 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Charles D. Savage Photo, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Charles D. Savage Photo, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

 
Pacific Electric box motor no. 1451 rolls down the street in San Bernardino in this Eastern District image captured April 17, 1943.
 
Charles D. Savage Photo, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

2 Responses

  1. John Houghton (alias PE1451)

    February 22, 2011

    Why does the PE1451 not have a headlight or rear markers fitted in this photo??

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  2. Bob Davis

    February 22, 2011

    If you look closely, there is a rear marker (oil-burning lantern type) above the rear door. None of the 1451-class box motors survived, but Tower Car 00157, from the same construction order (built in 1915 at PE’s Los Angeles Shops) is preserved in running condition at Orange Empire. As a boy, I saw 00157 going by my house in Monrovia, and in recent years I’ve run it several times at OERM.

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