Southern District

4636 on Four Tracks

Posted on: February 6, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric no. 4636 is captured along the Four Tracks section of the Long Beach Line on the Southern Division.

Jack Finn Collection

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  1. K V Bunker

    September 21, 2011

    The 4636 is still wearing the leftover vestibule gates from Northern CA service…not enough of a PE fan to know if she’s ex-NWP or IER…

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  2. Bob Davis

    September 22, 2011

    4600’s were ex-IER, 4500’s were ex-NWP. Other clues: The roll-sign box on the side opposite the motorman (not used by PE unless for train numbers.) I remember seeing cars of this type on the Monrovia-Glendora Line before the big post-war makeover, when they still had the sliding gates. (I was too young to notice numbers in those days). They acquired the name “Missions”, not because of any connection with early California history, but as a shortened from of “Maritime Commission”, which brought them to LA for the “Calship Specials”.

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