The Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society is extremely gratified by the gifting of key rail artifacts from the Gordon Bachlund Collection.
These items will be part of the on-display collection at our museum when it open to the public in the future.
Artifacts Gifted by Gordon Bachlund, Photos by Steve Crise
Note: the lead image above shows a Pacific Electric headlight from an unknown series; according to PE historian Ralph Cantos, the headlight was from a 400-class "Blimp." Ralph cites this page - click here - as evidence of the larger-dimension headlamps used on the 300-series cars. In addition, Ralph notes that he never saw headlights used interchangeably between 300- and 400-series cars. This would then make the Gordon Bachlund headlight from a 400-class Blimp, as noted by Ralph. - Ed.