Western District

5110 in Van Nuys

Posted on: January 1, 2012 by Pacific Electric 9 Comments
Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 5110 rolls along the "Central Business District" of Van Nuys in July 1952.

Ralph Cantos Collection

9 Responses

  1. Paul schneider

    March 14, 2012

    Does anyone know if a photo of Chandler Blvd or the curve onto Van Nuys heading north with street cars exist?

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    • Steve Crise

      March 14, 2012

      We currently do not have that view in our inventory. However we are posting new images regularly.
      Keep checking back for updates. Steve Crise

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    • Bob Peppermuller

      March 18, 2012

      Yes they do.
      Andy Payne, 1951. 3 car rush hour on Circle Drive. That’s what the Chan to VN curve is called. B&W
      ? photographer. PCC IER fan trip early 50’s. Color.

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      • Bob Peppermuller

        March 18, 2012

        Forgot one.
        ? photographer. 5154 coming northbound off the curve onto Van Nuys Blvd. Color.

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  2. Warren Weiss

    March 17, 2012

    Though I’m not certain, the photo of some Valley Sevens looks like it was taken on the curve from Chandler to Van Nuys Blvd. Search for “Before the Rush”.

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  3. George Todd

    March 19, 2012

    A couple of us think that “Before the Rush” is actually Sherman Circle instead of Circle Drive.
    Aside from that, Bob how do we find the pictures you are referring to? Search by Key Word gives us “Nothing Found”…?

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    • George Todd

      March 28, 2012

      Looking closely at it today, Circle Drive would be the South leg of the wye at Chandler and Van Nuys, if there were one. Circle only curves Southwesterly to Van Nuys Blvd, and Chandler follows the right of way Northwesterly to the intersection of Van Nuys Blvd.

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