Northern District

Meeting of the Minds

Posted on: December 16, 2009 by PERyHS 1 Comment
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Two elements of a great empire - Pacific Electric and Southern Pacific - meet in this dramatic 1930s image. A PE interurban waits while a Southern Pacific steam locomotive no. 1736 (with Vanderbilt tender) moves down the SP right-of-way at Garey Avenue in Pomona.

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Jack Finn Collection

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  1. duncan still

    June 4, 2010

    This photo was taken at Garey Avenue and the SP crossing in Pomona, where PE crossed the SP. Locomotive 1736 was not a switcher (although it may have been used as a switcher from time to time); it was used in local and branchline service through most of it’s life. Most SP switchers had clear vision tenders (having a narrow oil compartment). 1736 may have been used on the Chino branch on the day this photo was taken.

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