Southern District

Box Motor 1446 at Watts

Posted on: March 12, 2010 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Bill Everett Collection, Donald Duke Collection

Bill Everett Collection, Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric box motor no. 1446 pauses at Watts Station for unloading in 1941.

Bill Everett Collection
Donald Duke Collection

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  1. gilbert daniel

    August 12, 2011

    This was the fright station (note the power sub station left rear) the passanger station was across the street just north of here. This is now the Los Angeles DWP payment office I was born and lived just east of this location and played on the ramp it brings back many of my childhood memorys and I sold newspapers at the passanger station.

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  2. Paul Kakazu

    August 12, 2011

    When the line was initially built, this wooden building, south of what’s now 103rd Street, served as a combination freight/passenger station. Then sometime around 1925 a colonnaded stucco structure was built north of the street as the new passenger depot while the original became a freight/REA facility and SP ticket office. It’s kind of ironic that only the original wood depot has survived.

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