Western District

5028 to Santa Monica

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

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Pacific Electric PCC car no. 5028 rolls westbound down Santa Monica Blvd. at Beverly Glen in this February 22, 1953 image.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

3 Responses

  1. Mike Marincovich

    September 15, 2011

    I can’t believe how much this area has changed, it’s like night and day. Buy the way check out the Ford Woddie.

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  2. George Todd

    September 15, 2011

    Lets look at this whole picture!
    The semaphore traffic signal
    The Oldsmobile convertible
    And last but certainly not least, this had to be a fan trip because of a PCC anywhere on the West side. Look at the guys standing up on the bank, at least one has a camera. Then look at the catenary, only one, which means that double track passenger service was gone, and one overhead was still there for freight service on the street running portion of Santa Monica Blvd that required an electric locomotive.

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  3. George Todd

    September 17, 2011

    I missed it in the previous post, but again look at the picture.
    The shadows are on the North side of the woody, and on the North side of the traffic signal.
    Beverly Glen is going downhill to the left of the picture, which means the camera has to be facing West, and the car is Eastbound.

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