702 at El Molino

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Craig Rasmussen Collection

January 2, 1950: Pacific Electric no. 702 heads up a three-unit train that’s pulling into San Marino’s El Molino Junction. It’s part of that year’s Rose Parade Special train service to Pasadena.

Celebrating San Marino’s Centennial.

Craig Rasmussen Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    Rose Parade or Santa Anita Race Track? Did PE run Rose Parade specials up the Sierra Madre Line?

    • Ralph Cantos
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      I would think that this train was heading for Santa Anita..

  • Bob Davis
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    More likely coming back from Santa Anita. I used to enjoy big race days, because for the Santa Anita Handicap and the Derby, PE would send all sorts of rarely seen cars to the races, and, after filling the yard in Arcadia, would run the trains past my home to the east side of Monrovia. Three car trains of Tens, 1370 through 1376 combines splice with Long Beach Twelve trailers, and in later years, Blimp combines with 300-class cars in the middle. Where’s that time machine?

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