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

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

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

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

  • Al Donnelly
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    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?

  • Craig A. Rasmussen
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    Taken by Robert X. Loewing, himself a P.E. Motorman (Western District). Two 1200-class cars were assigned to the S.M. Air Line during a strike at L.A.T.L. in 1949. The original negative & copyright are owned by Craig A. Rasmussen. Please make make corrections to your captions to reflect these facts.

  • Al Donnelly
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