Northern District

1214 Idles at Bishop and Company

Posted on: December 17, 2009 by PERyHS 3 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

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

Modified based on comment

Jack Finn Collection

3 Responses

  1. Barry "Barri" Smith

    March 30, 2010

    #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.

  2. Everett Neal

    November 2, 2012

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

  3. Paul Kakazu

    January 28, 2013

    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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