5028 at Riverside and Monte Sano

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric PCC no. 5028 heads north on the Glendale Line at Riverside and Monte Sano in 1952. Note the Brew 102 billboard in the background.

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  • Paul C. Koehler

    Car is outbound to Glendale not in bound. Its direction is more Northbound than Southbound.

  • Steve Crise

    The steel bridge that the car is about to pass over is Riverside Drive. The location of this bridge was just south of Glendale Blvd. on Riverside Drive. You can actually see an unobstructed view of the LA River on the right hand side of the frame. No trace of Interstate 5 is yet in sight.

  • Al Donnelly

    From Glendale Area History by Perry & Parcher 1974…pg. 133…”Rail service between Los Angeles and Glendale was interrupted in February, 1927, when a heavy rainstorm washed out the wooden bridge which crossed the Los Angeles River at Riverside Drive. Fortunately, it was rebuilt without delay. In 1929, the pile and timber bridge was replaced by a steel girder deck supported by concrete piers.” Note-That makes three (3) bridges known to have existed here.

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