005 Motoring Through

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric wrecker 005 (formerly box motor 1413) passes through a grade crossing somewhere in the Southern Division, possibly near Slauson Tower on the Four Tracks section of the Long Beach Line.

Modified based on comments

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  • Steve Crise
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    This looks to me like Four Tracks at or near Watts.

  • Paul Kakazu
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    Is that the AT&SF Harbor District running along the far edge of the street? Is Slauson Tower lurking just out of view to the left?

  • Bob Davis
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    Judging from the cars in the background, early 40’s. There were two 005’s, and this appears to be 005-II, which was box motor 1438 up to 1948. (information from Interurbans Special 37)

  • Steve Crise
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    Paul – I think you are correct. I believe those are the Santa Fe tracks, so that would definitely make this Slauson. Looks like there is a flagman in the far left side of the frame flagging the crossing. I think that activity of flagging the crossing only happened at Slauson Jct. on the 4 Tracks. – Steve Crise

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