1057 from Gardena

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1057 stops at Border Junction to allow the PE personnel to make a call on the Torrance – Gardena Loop of the San Pedro Line. The year is 1939.

Jack Finn Collection
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  • Everett Neal
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    Can these overhead wires, send telegrams, too?

  • Bob Davis
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    As I recall, PE like most interurbans, used telephones rather than telegraph operators to communicate. Note the insulated platform for the conductor to stand on–a precaution in case the phone wires crossed with the 600 volt trolley supply. When I worked for Southern California Edison, we used hand-crank phones in some locations into the 1990s.

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