Northern District

307 on Olive Avenue in Monrovia

Posted on: June 9, 2010 by PERyHS 3 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric interurbans, led by no. 307, roll down Olive Avenue in Monrovia on March 6, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

3 Responses

  1. Bob Davis

    September 3, 2010

    I checked the almanac, and found that March 6, 1951 was a Tuesday. Normally, a three-car train inbound in the afternoon would be a Santa Anita Race Track Special, but I didn’t think that mid-week races would call for trains to be stashed on the east side of Monrovia.

  2. Tom Adams

    August 23, 2011

    This photo is looking east, with Shamrock Ave. in the background. The building on the right (middle of photo almost hidden by shrubbery and trees) belongs to the Catholic grammar school I attended until June, 1954. The two palm trees behind #307 on the north side of Olive are still standing.

    Yes, Bob, the storage tracks between Shamrock and Mountain Aves. were used every racing day; however, seeing “blimps” on the line was a rare occasion.

  3. Dan O'Gara

    May 1, 2014

    I think you are correct Tom. I lived at 612 E. Olive from 1959-1972. I saw this picture and immediately recognized the palm trees on the left, and the trees on the right. Our house was on the right (south) side of this picture. I attended the Catholic school (Immaculate Conception Church) from 1959-1964.


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