MCL-Era Railfan Film Collection

Posted on: August 13, 2017 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

Here's a railfan film collection edited together showing a wide variety of subjects, mostly from the Metropolitan Coach Lines era of the late 1950s. Included is footage of PCCs being loaded into ships at the harbor, as well as a lot of Southern District / Long Beach Line and 6th and Main activity. Thank you to Terry William Hamilton for unearthing this on YouTube!

2 Responses

  1. TERRY W Hamilton

    August 13, 2017

    Love all of the wig wags and other crossing devices. Note the windows open indicating NO air conditioning. EXPERTS: what is the pointer in the middle of the film pointing to toward the front of the cars, right behind the front steps?

    • George Hays

      August 14, 2017

      Undoubtedly a microphone. Unfortunately synchronized film – sound recording was pretty much beyond the capabilities of rail fans back then. There was record called INTERURBAN MEMORIES produced in the 1960’s which was about P.E. at the end and is still a classic.


Leave a Reply