Southern District

4611 Catalina Special

Posted on: December 14, 2009 by PERyHS 4 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric's Catalina Special, headed up by interurban no. 4611, heads down the viaduct at the 6th and Main Street Station, on the way to San Pedro.

Modified based on comments

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4 Responses

  1. Jim Gannon

    January 8, 2013

    That sure looks like it’s pulling into 6th and Main on the elevated viaduct.

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  2. Ed Weiss

    January 8, 2013

    The original caption should have been “approaching San Pedro Street.” The train is clearly leaving 6th and Main for Catalina dock.

    – thanks Ed and Jim – caption fixed! – ed.

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  3. Ralph Cantos

    January 9, 2013

    The #4611 “IS” PULLING INTO 6th & MAIN ..

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  4. George Todd

    January 9, 2013

    The 4611 is LEAVING the 6th and Main St Station. Look behind the train, there is an interlocking signal clearly visible, all of which were on the beginning of the flat portion of the elevated, governing the entrance or departure from the loading tracks. The trolley poles show the direction of travel, which is outbound.
    When the Northern District was still in service, a switchtender handled the switch at the bottom of the ramp, which was not protected by signals.

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