Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Pacific Electric) blimp no. 1543 pauses at Slauson Junction as part of southbound Long Beach Line service in this undated photo. Los Angeles City Hall is visible in the distance, looming over the former PE right-of-way.
 
Modified based on comment
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 
An additional comment by Alan:

The only Red Car painted into the MTA paint scheme. Many narrow gauge cars and buses were painted that way.

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  • Bob Davis
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    This car is preserved at Travel Town in Griffith Park.

  • DAVE MOSER
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    When this photo was taken, this was an MTA car, not MCL.

    • steven struman
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      MTA experimnted painting the car in MTA colors. Redid the inside too, only one done.

  • Gerald Hunter
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    Can anyone provide any info on the signal located on Slauson avenue in the bottom right of the picture behind the white car? I have seen it several times over many years, and it always seemed odd and unique ( wooden post, fixed semaphore arm, one square lamp displaying yellow).

  • duncan still
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    For Mr. Hunter’s question – this was an “Inoperative Approach Signal”. Refer to the Santa Fe Historical Society “Warbonnet”, third quarter 2014 issue for a more detailed description.

  • Henry Priebe
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    This photo was taken in October of 1960. I have a photo of 1543 taken within seconds of this one that shows the same people in the same places.

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