Removing the Rail: Olive Avenue in Monrovia

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Workers and equipment wrench the embedded Pacific Electric Glendora Line rail from Olive Avenue in Monrovia on March 20, 1952.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    No hard hats or safety shoes on the workers, and a machine that looks like an OSHA inspector’s worst nightmare. I remember seeing this contraption when they were pulling out the rails that ran by the playground of Monroe School, where I was in 6th Grade. The machine had these large springs that twanged like the devil’s screen door springs.

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