Western District

719 at Vineyard

Posted on: October 25, 2011 by PERyHS 2 Comments
Harold F. Stewart Photo, Stan Kistler Collection

Harold F. Stewart Photo, Stan Kistler Collection

 
Pacific Electric car no. 719 is captured at Vineyard on October 21, 1939.
 
Harold F. Stewart Photo, Stan Kistler Collection

Modified based on comments

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  1. Dave Moser

    June 3, 2012

    Wasn’t Vineyard a Western district sation?

    – sure was, thanks, Dave! – ed.

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  2. Bob Davis

    June 3, 2012

    Indeed it was, and I think the signal on the left side of the photo was part of the installation prompted by a terrible collision that occurred in 1913. Vineyard was where the Venice Short Line and the Santa Monica via Beverly Hills line diverged. There was also a Vineland, that WAS in the Northern District in Baldwin Park. The Vineland Substation building still stands as an empty shell, and the name lives on in the Vineland Drive-in Theater. There’s even rail passenger service in the form of Metrolink’s San Bernardino Line (which is more than we can say for Vineyard.)

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