Southern District

Four Track Main

Posted on: December 14, 2009 by PERyHS 6 Comments
Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Two Pacific Electric streetcars pass one another on PE's four-track main. Special no. 5084 heads south while no. 728 heads north from Watts.

Jack Finn Collection

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  1. Paul Kakazu

    June 7, 2010

    Northern District four-tracks at Multnomah Street. Signal bridge marks the reduction of tracks from four to two. Southbound car 5084 will soon take the bridge over the SP Yuma Main at Valley Blvd and then approach Valley Junction.

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  2. Alan Fishel

    June 7, 2010

    This was the south end of the 4 tracks on the PE north and was called Indian Village.

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  3. ANTHONY MANZANO

    April 8, 2012

    Absolutely accurate details and descriptions. I live close by and have researched the history for over seven years and this area is still distinctly similar. In the era of the early 1900’s through the 1930’s what would you call this ‘community’…? Hillside Village did not yet exist, niether did El Sereno. Lincoln Heights is farther to the east beyond Misison.
    What do you cann the community in the far back ground….?

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  4. ANTHONY MANZANO

    April 8, 2012

    Absolutely accurate details and descriptions. I live close by and have researched the history for over seven years and this area is still distinctly similar. In the era of the early 1900’s through the 1930’s what would you call this ‘community’…? Hillside Village did not yet exist, niether did El Sereno. Lincoln Heights is farther to the east beyond Misison.
    What do you call the community in the far back ground….?

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  5. ANTHONY MANZANO

    May 15, 2012

    Thank You for the details. As part of the answer to the question, ths ‘community’ in this area at that time was called….. “Rose Hills”. Indian Village may have been the name of the stop, acutally it was the name of the tourist site adjacent to East Lake Park/Selig Zoo. During this period there was no such thing as El Sereno, nor Hillside Village or Licoon Heights.
    Rose Hills has carried the name of the feature, “ROSE” for over 8,000 years, older then any other community in the Original Pueblo since 1781. Before Rose Hills, it was ‘Rancho Rosa de Castilla’, and prior to that, the Native Indians called it “OTSUNGNA” = meaning the ‘Place of Roses’.

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  6. Peter Potts

    July 9, 2012

    El Sereno and Lincoln Heights were very much established by the early 1900’s. What was never established in this area was “Rose Hills”, this community is located in Whittier, surrounded by the Rose Hills Cemetery. The area known as ROSE HILL is located not far up the tracks, behind the trains that are visible. But this Hill was already part of El Sereno/Montecito Heights.

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