The Final Days of Fletcher Trestle
The date is July 1959 and Fletcher Trestle – home of thousands of photos capturing the Glendale Line of the Pacific Electric – is about to be no more. From contributor Ralph Cantos:
In what can only be described as a MONUMENTAL ACT OF VANDALISM , Fletcher trestle is just weeks away from destruction in this July 1959 photo. It would be gone by September. The Glendale-Burbank, had it not been destroyed by the moronic thinking of the day, would have been an excellent candidate for up grading to Light Rail Standards. But instead, rubber tires on concrete highways were given preferred treatment over steel wheels on steel rails. Jessie Haugh, Caltrans officials, and LA City politicians should all share the blame for allowing this travesty to be perpetrated on the traveling public!!
Ralph Cantos Collection