Northern District

1148 through the trees

Posted on: December 14, 2009 by PERyHS 8 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

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

Donald Duke Photo
Donald Duke Collection
Jack Finn Collection

8 Responses

  1. Steve Crise

    January 5, 2010

    Photographer: Donald Duke.

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  2. Donald Duke

    January 5, 2010

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

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  3. Peter De Beers

    May 7, 2010

    And before that, The Hotel Wentworth

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  4. Jeff

    October 3, 2013

    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?

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    • Pacific Electric

      October 3, 2013

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

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      • Jeff

        October 10, 2013

        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

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  5. Bob Davis

    October 4, 2013

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

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    • Jeff

      October 10, 2013

      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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