Northern District

758 at El Molino Station

Posted on: June 9, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 758 heads westbound at El Molino Station in San Marino on September 15, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. Tom A.

    April 16, 2012

    A few months ago my dad recalled how he would accompany his mother to the semi-open-air market on Huntington a short distance from where they and my grandfather lived (the house in which I now live), but he couldn’t remember the name of it. I showed this picture to him and he instantly recognized the name Market Basket, and could recall a fair bit of detail about the store (though he only remembers riding the Red Car on one occasion, with his grandparents from Granada Avenue to Rosemead Boulevard and back; he was just shy of five-years-old at the time of abandonment.)

    The building (and many of the others in the background) are still standing; the Market Basket is currently a OneWest Bank branch.

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  2. Bob Davis

    April 18, 2012

    And PE 758 reportedly still exists in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It survived by being converted into a line car, and is now said to be preserved by a local railway enthusiast group. It was part of the PE “Hollywood” cars (732-759) that were never rebuilt into 5050’s but were used mostly on the Monrovia-Glendora line after the 1100’s were sold to Argentina.

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