Western District

5120 at Jefferson and Main

Posted on: October 20, 2010 by PERyHS 5 Comments
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Pacific Electric car no. 5120 heads westbound on the Santa Monica Air Line at Jefferson and Main Street in this image captured September 24, 1953.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

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  1. gilbert daniel

    November 30, 2010

    note the flagman in the mini tower this was to signal the operator to proceed

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  2. Bob Davis

    December 1, 2010

    This was an “almost last chance” photo. Passenger service on most of the line was abandoned about a week later, and this section quit in Oct. 1953. Note that the section from what is now the Blue Line to Figueroa St. is not part of the Expo Line revival. Also note the boxcar in the background. The Air Line remained in freight service (with diesel power) until some time in the 1980’s.

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  3. gilbert daniel

    December 1, 2010

    This was a spur from the PE main line at Acomo junction to a point at 37 street then along Exoosion Blvd to west LA ,Venices and Sanata Monica.
    The Blue Line splits at Washington and the Expo line contunes south to Expo and 37 near USC where it will turn west to start the Expo line, you keep tack of changes.

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  4. gilbert daniel

    December 1, 2010

    The new system is following what was old. Blue Line (PE from LA to Long Beach. Red Line PE from LA to the Valley. GreenLine PE to the east Santa Ana/Bellflower Line to the west PE Torrance line The system should have been updated not taken out and the put back later to try to correct other mistakes throw money after money

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  5. Steve Crise

    January 15, 2011

    The SP gave up freight service on this line in summer of 1988 or 1989. They held on to a short portion of track off of Amoco Junction for a customer right near Hooper. I don’t remember how long that lasted but all service west of Long Beach Bl. was gone by 1993.

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