1214 Idles at Bishop and Company

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Pacific Electric interurban no. 1214 in a stunning paint scheme sits idle. (See comment below regarding paint color.)

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  • Barry "Barri" Smith
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    #1214 is NOT painted black! It’s standard PE red and the photo was taken
    on orthochromatic film which is not sensitive to red/yellows and will show
    as black or a very dark grey. The later panchromatic black and white film
    was more sensitive to the entire color spectrum and the colors look a lot
    more natural in varying shades of grey.

  • Everett Neal
    Reply

    The underbody carriages show different style sideframes than what is normally used on the steel interurban cars, including #1214.

  • Paul Kakazu
    Reply

    I don’t know what sort of activity Bishop & Company engaged in, but a 1925 industrial map of LA shows them as a tenent at the massive warehouse coomplex adjacent to PE’s 8th Street Yard. This picture was probably taken when the 1200-1221 group was brand new in 1915 at PE’s 7th & Central (pre-Torrance) general shops.

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