752 Idle in Monrovia

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric cars, headed up by no. 752, rest in storage in Monrovia near Shamrock Avenue in this image dated September 15, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Tom Adams
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    This was a common sight during the racing season at Santa Anita during the winter months. The “storage” track was located between Mountain and Shamrock Avenues in Monrovia.

    The chain link fence on the far right of the photo belonged to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and grammar school; which I attended to June, 1954.

    An offset extension of Olive Ave. and the southern side of Recreation Park is in the extreme left of the photo.

  • Bob Davis
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    This right of way became a parking lot after the abandoment. Many years later, I would see a section of a parking lot in Sacramento torn up to provide a right of way for the RT Metro light rail line. A small measure of payback…..

  • Bob Davis
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    According to my Almanac, Sept.15 was a Saturday, so these cars were probably waiting for the Monday morning rush hour.

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