Northern District

732 at Shamrock Avenue in Monrovia

Posted on: June 10, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 732 rolls westbound to Los Angeles near Shamrock Avenue in Monrovia in this image dated September 10, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. Tom Adams

    August 23, 2011

    I know of this area quite well, as I attended the school to the right of the photo. The fence shown was replaced with a chain link fence in 1952/53.

    Car #732 is on the switch track, which was a spring switch. Eastbound cars, continuing on to Duarte, Azusa and Glendora didn’t have to stop to throw the switch; and westbound cars automatically switched from a single to double track at Shamrock. This was, also, the end of the line for Monrovia (only) cars.

    After passenger service was discontinued on this line, freight service continued to after 1954.

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  2. Bob Davis

    August 24, 2011

    Freight service continued until 1960 or 61 to Monrovia Station, which lasted until about 1967, when it was dismantled, with the framing timbers last seen being loaded onto trucks with Baja California license plates.

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