1148 through the trees

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1148 passes through a grade crossing on the way from Pasadena via Oak Knoll.

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  • Steve Crise
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    Photographer: Donald Duke.

  • Donald Duke
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    This is actually on the way FROM Pasadena southbound toward San Marino, just passing the Huntington Hotel, formerly the Ritz Carleton, now the Langham.

  • Peter De Beers
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    And before that, The Hotel Wentworth

  • Jeff
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    I believe this train is exiting the driveway of my home on South Oak Knoll, before the house was built in the late 1940’s. Is there any way to buy a copy of this photograph?

    • Pacific Electric
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      Jeff – contact us through the contact link in the navigation for copies.

      • Jeff
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        I just sent a note through the “contact us” link on the home page, with a copy of the link for this picture as reference. Thank you for your assistance.
        Jeff

  • Bob Davis
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    The private right-of-way east of Oak Knoll Ave. is still there–I think it’s used as a path for water mains.

    • Jeff
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      Bob, my home is at the top of a “knoll” about 50 feet above street level. There is a flat area cut into the slope and hidden from the entrance to the house and the street. I was told that the original homeowner built an orchid hot house there, and there are concrete footings in this location. I believe that the footings may have been the part of the original rail bed. The Alhambra reservoir is directly south, and that was probably the rail path from the south. I hope this description makes sense.

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