Southern District

498 Fan Trip

Posted on: November 7, 2011 by PERyHS 3 Comments
L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

Metropolitan Coach Lines (ex-Pacific Electric) no. 498 rolls probably on the West Basin route to San Pedro on the Southern Division in this undated photo.

Modified based on comments

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

3 Responses

  1. Bob Davis

    November 7, 2011

    This would be in the mid-1950’s, (the Metro Coach period was from 1953 to 1958). My guess is that it’s on the West Basin line to San Pedro. The car is in process of restoration at Orange Empire.

  2. Steve Crise

    November 8, 2011

    I concur with Bob, West Basin Line headed inbound – looks like a fan trip as well.

  3. Mike Marincovich

    November 15, 2011

    This photo seems to be looking south-east from Pacific Ave just south of Front Street in San Pedro. Knoll Drive can be seen cut into the hillside above the trolley car. The trolley would be going north, inbound. Years back there was a small neighborhood up Knoll Drive, all the houses have been removed and there is now a little league field and Dog Park on the hill top now.


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