1260 at Vermont

Here is another photo of Pacific Electric no. 1260 working the Santa Monica Air Line as an EXTRA. The train is west bound at Vermont Avenue.

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  • George Hays

    I wish I could go back in time and check if both ends had the fancy “after market” pilot or if just one end was upgraded possibly due to an accident.

  • Tom Anderson

    And all these decades later, there’s still a Richfield (okay, Atlantic-Richfield, a.k.a. ARCO) gas station on the southwest corner!


    I guess this location is now part of the Expo line.

  • Yorkman Lowe

    Evidently this wasnt the ‘franchise’ car but a major event. Does anyone know the occasion or the date?

  • SyBB

    PE ran the 1200s on the Airline to handle the extra traffic due to a LATL strike.

  • Al Donnelly

    It does look like ” Santa Monica via Air Line” was rather hastily hand lettered. Was this a rush to get the carsswitched over to the service?

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