Western District

1229 And The Circus

Posted on: August 25, 2010 by PERyHS 3 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Metropolitan Coach Lines / Pacific Electric business car no. 1299 on a special excursion on the Santa Monica Air Line pass a string of Ringling Bros. / Barnum & Bailey Circus cars positioned on the 11th Avenue siding of the Air Line. The image is dated September 25, 1953.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

3 Responses

  1. duncan still

    August 26, 2010

    Is this location Sentous on the Air Line rather than 11th Ave? I don’t recall 11th Ave as having so many tracks or having the high voltage lines crossing at 11th Ave. There were high voltage lines crosing at Sentous, however.

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  2. Ed Weiss

    June 14, 2012

    This car was never part of the MCL. It always operated under the PE banner.

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  3. Bob Davis

    June 14, 2012

    PE was using this car for officers’ inspection trips as late as 1958. My mother took a movie of it on the former SP Duarte Branch going through Arcadia (with the help of a 4600-class SP diesel).

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