Regarding Pacific Electric 5063

By Ralph Cantos

Pacific Electric no. 5063 was one of the first 5050-class Hollywood cars to go into service. It’s seen here on the first day of one-man service on the Glendale-Burbank Line. The date is July 1, 1950. Just eight weeks later, the world-famous Venice Short Line would be abandoned. The year 1950 was “the beginning of the end” for the “World’s Greatest Interurban.” By the end of 1960, the entire system was wiped out, along with hundreds of magnificent pieces of rolling stock. Only the Long Beach Line would make it into 1961 and it was gone on April 9th. It was a last-run trip that I will never forget…

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