Northern District

1008 in El Sereno

Posted on: January 16, 2012 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments
Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric interurbans (lead by no. 1008) roll toward Los Angeles through El Sereno in June of 1945. The image was used in Donald Duke's 1958 book "PE" (page 20): Signal bridges and well ballasted track decorate the four track line at El Sereno as an Alhambra-San Gabriel train rolls on to Los Angeles.

Charles D. Savage Photo
Donald Duke Collection

2 Responses

  1. Paul Kakazu

    January 17, 2012

    Alhambra-San Gabriel-Temple City service was converted to bus in 1941. A close look at 1008’s dash sign indicates it’s working Pasadena via Short Line (sun angle indicates the train is inbound to LA).

  2. Everett

    August 28, 2012

    This is a splendid black & white photo showing my favorite Pacific Electric equipment in their heyday. A bygone era.


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