Box Motor 1459

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Donald Duke Collection

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

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  • Bob Davis
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    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.

  • Everett Neal
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    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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