5010 on Brand Boulevard in 1948
Pacific Electric no. 5010 poses with its front doors wide open, beckoning passengers to board America’s most beautiful PCC.
From Ralph Cantos:
In this 1948 photo, PE’s fleet of 30 PCCs have weathered the heavy demands of World War II in good shape . The PCCs , with help of the ever trusty Hollywood cars, came through with flying “colors” as seen by the beautiful condition of the 5010. While PE’s Northern and Southern districts my have operated bigger and more glamorous interurbans such as the “Butterfly 12s”, the Western district did its share for the war effort. The PCCs did the Pacific Electric proud!
Ralph Cantos Collection