Southern District

1370 and 1208 at Santa Ana Station

Posted on: March 11, 2010 by PERyHS 5 Comments
Donald Duke Collection

Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric express no. 1370 and interurban no. 1208 pose at Santa Ana Station in 1947.

Charles D. Savage Photo
Donald Duke Collection

5 Responses

  1. David Moser

    February 7, 2011

    Both LACMTA and OCTA are conducting very preliminary studies into possibly “reactivating” the old PE Santa Ana line. Dont hold your breath, though.

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  2. Brian James

    February 12, 2011

    Virtually all of the right-of-way on the old line between Bellflower and Santa Ana is still in existance and has the original trackage. Just imagine how busy this line would be if it was still being used.

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  3. Everett Neal

    September 22, 2012

    The is a GREAT looking b&w shot! I wonder if #1208 is a trailer. Or is it a motorized car being pulled by combine #1370?

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  4. Everett Neal

    September 22, 2012

    I meant to say “this is a great looking shot!”

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  5. Bob Davis

    September 23, 2012

    1370 and 1208 are both “San Bernardino Twelves” and would run in MU. Note the couplers, which are very similar to the kind used on the older New York subway cars. The upper part couples the cars mechanically and makes up the air brake connections, and the lower part has a cover that drops down and allow the electrical connections for the control circuits to make up.

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