Southern District

1031 to Newport-Balboa

Posted on: December 16, 2009 by PERyHS 4 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1031 heads south past a line of oil derricks in Huntington Beach toward the Southern Division terminus of Newport-Balboa. The destination sign reads "Limited / NO LA City Traffic."

Modified based on comment

Jack Finn Collection

4 Responses

  1. Steve Donaldson

    January 2, 2010

    Location is Huntington Beach, if not already obvious.
    note inbound car on inland track just beyond rear of 1031

  2. Bob Davis

    June 15, 2010

    Date should be mid-to-late 1930’s–note automobiles in background.

  3. Ken Harrison

    June 18, 2010

    The “LIMITED-NO LA CITY TRAFFIC” statement on the dash sign was common in the 1930s. The date can be further established when we consider when service between Newport and Balboa was discontinued (1941, and no, I wasn’t there to witness this, being just five years old).

  4. Bob Davis

    September 10, 2016

    I sometimes suggest that this service be revived as a modern light-rail operation. We could call it the “Tan Line”.


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