Pacific Electric Glendale-Burbank PCC service bulletin from 1940, announcing the institution of PCC car service beginning Nov. 24, 1940.
Ralph Cantos Collection
PE's Pullman Standard PCC's were THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PCC of all time. The PE was very proud of the cars, even though the Railway was "forced" to buy them. This 4 panel booklet announced their arrival, and the restitution of full time rail service to the Glendale-Burbank Line. The service life of the PE PCC's was some what short, only 15 years, stored for 4 years in the LA Subway, and then only about 3-4 years in Buenos Aires, for a total life span of little more then 23 years. The shortest service life in "PCC History" however goes to the Illinois Terminal double enders that served that Railroad for just 8 years before being retired, Two of the I.T. PCC's were saved for preservation and made a brief return to service on the Shaker Heights Rapid Transit, but all in all , a VERY SHORT service career.