Southern District

1543’s New Look

Posted on: January 10, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
C. G. Parsons Photo, Jack Finn Collection

C. G. Parsons Photo, Jack Finn Collection

Metropolitan Transit Authority experimented with this paint scheme, as captured on April 8, 1961 at Dominguez Junction on the Long Beach Line. Here ex-Pacific Electric no. 1543 pauses for passengers wearing the new MTA look. This car now rests at Travel Town in Griffith Park, Los Angeles.

C. G. Parsons Photo
Jack Finn Collection

2 Responses


    February 14, 2010

    This photo was taken the last month the Long Beach line was operational.

  2. Jim Gannon

    January 10, 2013

    Note that the small windows along the side have been blocked out with some nice sheet metal treatment. Car sure looked good when it was outshopped. . . .


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