5064 Bound for Glendora

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 5064 leaves the passenger platform at the 6th and Main Street Station in Los Angeles bound for Glendora in this image captured on July 7, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    This was fairly unusual–5050s were normally on the Pasadena Short Line, and Monrovia-Glendora was usually served by 732-749 class cars. With the 732s, my brother and I could sit up front on what might be called the “railfan seat” and watch the motorman when we rode from Monrovia to San Marino. On the rare occasion that a 5050 was on our line, we were annoyed because the seat had been replaced with a tool box with a sloping lid–no place to sit up front. Note the “Enter Center” sign indicating two-man operation. For the record, July 7 was a Saturday in 1951.

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