Eastern District

Business Car 1000

Posted on: December 15, 2009 by PERyHS 5 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric personnel pose in front of their business car flagship, no. 1000. The car had observation rooms at either end with an office in the middle (indicated by the oval windows).

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Jack Finn Collection

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  1. Bob Davis

    July 28, 2010

    The body of this car became a house in Baldwin Park, and was “liberated” in 1964 and preserved at Orange Empire. it is currently on display in Barn 4.

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  2. Bob Davis

    July 28, 2010

    The “image date” should be changed; the autos in the background are from the late 1930’s and possibly 1940. This would have been after the car had been modified from a business car to a parlor car for service to Balboa as the “Commodore”. By then, all VIP assignments were handled by 1299.

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  3. Everett Neal

    November 3, 2012

    Like the Commodore-Business car #1000, the steel car #1299 is also preserved at the OERM. But car #1299 is in far better shape than car #1000. The Commodore-Business car needs lots of restoration work to bring it back to it’s former glory.

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    • Everett Neal

      May 29, 2017

      PE #1299 is in running condition at OERM…it has always been.

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  4. Bob Davis

    June 4, 2017

    PE 1299 comes out of the barn on special occasions, but does not run under its own power. It has been hauled by OERM’s “Blimps” which have the same couplers, but different control systems. The electrical system is complete, but as I recall, some of the wiring is deteriorated and not considered safe to energize. For now, the car may be called a “trailer”.

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