1039 near Artesia

Harold Stewart Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Harold Stewart Photo, Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1039 rolls through farmland at Artesia on the way to Santa Ana.

Harold Stewart Photo
Donald Duke Collection

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  • Everett Neal
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    A double track corridor running through a bucolic setting definitely inspires wonderful ideas for a model railroad pike.

    In this photo, my favorite interurban car from the “Ten” class (#1039) is moving away from the photographer.

  • Everett Neal
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    From the ancient appearance of this image of 1039, I’m guessing that this photo was taken before July 1927 when 1039, then part of a “Ten” consist, hit a hay truck on the Santa Ana Line.

  • Terry Salmans
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    I don’t think that this shot is in Artesia. The Santa Ana line ran in a Northwest to Southeast direction through Artesia. All of the railroad crossings were angled at about 45°. In the photo the crossing is at 90°.

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