1620 in Rialto

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1620 is captured nearing a grade crossing in Rialto, with two men riding along on the rear pilot. It’s wash day to the left rear of the image.

Charles D. Savage Photo
Donald Duke Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    Looks like the motor is heading south down the route to Riverside. That track is long gone, but the main line is still in place here, with some of the original 1912 rail. It extends a few blocks west to a building material yard, and probably sees a weekly visit from a UP local job.

    • George Angelini
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      This photo is looking east with the Riverside Ave. grade crossing in the background. The PE depot is just out of sight of the upper right hand side of the photo. The line is severed just east of Cactus Ave.in Rialto. The only customer left on the line, Orange County Lumber is serve by a UP local every Wednesday early in the evening.

  • Gary Hunter
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    I wonder if there is an uncropped version of this photo available. Close examination shows there is a Riverside (?)car seen in the extreme right hand side. It would seem that the freight motor is trying to work the Sunkist packing house, while the Riverside car is waiting to hook on to a two-car LA-bound train, soon to arrive or patiently waiting for the freight motor to get off the main.

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