Then and Now

Echo Park Blacktop

Posted on: December 14, 2009 by PERyHS 7 Comments
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Pacific Electric no. 739 runs the Echo Park-Venice Short Line route. The image was captured at Echo Park Avenue at Morton Avenue.

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7 Responses

  1. Alan Weeks

    February 10, 2010

    I think this is on Echo Park Avenue. Not Venice.

  2. Steve Crise

    April 8, 2010

    Yeah, I agree with Alan, it looks like Echo Park to me because of what seems to be hills in the background and the fact that the car is running on single track.

  3. Ray Long

    June 4, 2010

    This was the Echo Park Avenue-Venice Short Line Franchise car after discontinuance of September 17, 1950. Car terminated at Marshall Manor where the line had been severed for storm drain construction.

  4. Donal J. Baker

    June 5, 2010

    Car is inbound on Echo Park Avenue just north of Sunset Blvd, Photo by Andy Payne on Oct. 30, 1950.


  5. Paul F

    March 27, 2013

    This is Echo Park Av @ Morton Av and Delta St.

    – thanks, Paul! added a streetview of the location, thanks to your ID! – ed.

  6. Walter

    March 27, 2013

    This is Echo Park. The building has a coffee house called Changos,
    It’s where I get my coffee every morning.

  7. Bob Davis

    March 29, 2013

    Note that the car is one of the “Hollywood” cars that never became a 5050 (732-759). Most cars in this sub-class went to the Monrovia-Glendora Line in 1951. And the neighborhood looks familiar because in recent years I’ve gone to musical events at “The Echo” just north of Angelus Temple.


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