5125 at the West Hollywood Freight Station

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

Pacific Electric Hollywood Car no. 5125 passes the West Hollywood freight station in December of 1952.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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  • Victoria Dailey
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    Dear Mr. Cantos,

    My husband and I are extremely interested in this photo and wonder if you can supply details about the building at left-center. It has a sign that looks like it says “Jones Manufacturing” or something similar. We are interested because we have just leased space in this building and would like to know more about its history. We also have a large collection of photos and ephemera on the history of So Cal! If the building was connected to the PE, we would be very excited. Our building has a little Spanish style turret; it is on Santa Monica just west of Highland. Thanks very much. Victoria Dailey & Steve Turner

  • Al Donnelly
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    Most likely Johns Manville Company: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johns_Manville

  • Al Donnelly
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    Known as South Hollywood-Sherman Line. First line of LAP (1895). Called Colgrove-Sherman Line then. Reached Santa Monica (01 April 1896). Service terminated 31 May 1953. Afterward, freight movements were not allowed east of Seward Street. This segment, between Highland and Fairfax (just over 1 1/2 miles) was the only portion not shared with other PE lines. Last electrified line of the Western District because of ordinances restricting diesels at that time.

  • Al Donnelly
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    BTW-Was this not called “Hollywood Freight Station”, just like the sign on the roof? West Hollywood was used to refer to the carhouse, somewhat further out.

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