Southern District

Box Motor 1459

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

Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric box motor no. 1459 at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (Union Station).

Donald Duke Collection

2 Responses

  1. Bob Davis

    June 16, 2010

    The headlight appears to have a World War II “blackout” shade on the headlight, dating the photo to 1942 or ?. Not sure when the concern over enemy bombers was ended.

  2. Everett Neal

    September 21, 2014

    The coupler between the footboards on 1459 appear to have no room to swing left or right. I would’ve liked to have observed 1459 and wood box motor 1451 (after footboards were intalled on it) making a turn while coupled to another railcar. I think that would’ve been interesting.


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