754 at Santa Anita Wash

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Glendora Line Pacific Electric car no. 754 passes over Santa Anita Wash in Arcadia bound for Los Angeles in this September 1, 1951, image.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    Just barely visible in the background is the 5th Ave. waiting house, a fairly recent addition to PE facilities in the area. I lived on the other side of the fence from the waiting house, and remember seeing it brought in on a 4 wheel MW flatcar and rolled onto the concrete base. This whole scene is totally changed: the 210 Freeway runs diagonally through here, the Santa Anita Wash is a concrete flood control channel, and the right of way in the distance is all residential now.

  • Doug
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    I know what you mean Bob, It’s getting more and more difficult to locate the old right-of-ways.

  • Bob Davis
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    An update and an historical connection: Today the Gold Line Foothill Extension board voted to accept the proposal of the Kiewit-Parson joint venture to build the new electric railway from East Pasadena to Azusa, and authorized the signing of a contract for the project. Back when this photo was taken, Kiewit had a big storage yard in Arcadia, and the pile of construction material on the right side was part of their stock.

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