1253 at Watts Depot

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric interurban no. 1253 rolls through Watts Depot as part of Bellflower Line service.

Jack Finn Collection

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  • Everett Neal
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    A “Twelve” from the Portland group. From the high placement of the front port-hole windows, I assume the motorman had to stand for the entire trip while operating a portland “Twelve”.

  • Bob Davis
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    As I recall, the motorman had to stand on most, if not all PE

    • Bob Davis
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      To continue the above thought (either my computer, the internet, or the server had a “hiccup”) on PE interurban cars, the motorman stood during operation. On the Monrovia line, it wasn’t until the advent of the “Hollywood” cars near the end of service in 1951 that the operator had a seat. On the Tens, the motorman not only stood, there were only a couple of iron bars between him and the rest of the world. The vestibule door was on the left of the motorman. I remember this from watching Tens on the Santa Anita race track specials, and have worked on repairing doorway bars on 1001 at Orange Empire.

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