Chard Walker Collection

The Last A Car Southbound at 7th and Hill

Posted on: May 23, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

This amazing Roy Finley photo captures the railfan riders of the final Los Angeles Railway A Line car (no. 90) on June 30th, 1946, at 4AM at the intersection of 7th and Hill streets in downtown Los Angeles.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Ray Younghans, Jack Ferrier, Sotdust O'Reilly (L.T. Gotchy) Wayne Melching, Ralphs Shears, Phil Goldman, Jim Spencer, Robert Slocom, Carl Blaubach, Fred Hust, Jack Hedden, Chard Walker, (and motorman D.F. Hutton). Photo by Roy Finley

This image is from the Chard Walker collection housed at the Pacific Railroad Society in San Dimas, California, and is presented here with their permission and gracious cooperation.

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Railroad Boosters on the Final A Line Run

Posted on: November 14, 2012 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments

 

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

The Railroad Boosters are captured by photographer Roy Finley in this June 30, 1946, image aboard Los Angeles Railway's final A car southbound at 7th and Hill - at 4AM. In the image, from left to right: Ray Younghans, Jack Ferrier, Sotsdust O'Rielly, Wayne Melching, Ralph Shears, Phil Goldman, Jim Spencer, Robert Slocum, Carl Blaubach, Fred Hurst, Jack Hedden, Chard Walker, (and motorman D.F. Hutton).

Roy Finley Photo, Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

304 at 5th and Wall Streets

Posted on: November 14, 2012 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) U Line car no. 304 is captured at 5th and Wall Streets on May 15, 1947, as an LATL crew installs new overhead for the trackless bus systems that will soon be deployed. Note the "no. 45" and LATL logotype on the door of the overhead truck.

Scanned for Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society from the Chard Walker collection at the Pacific Railroad Museum in San Dimas Calif

Chard Walker Collection, Pacific Railroad Society Collection

Court Flight Images from Chard Walker

Posted on: November 6, 2012 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Pacific Railroad Society / Chard Walker print collection

Pacific Railroad Society / Chard Walker print collection

A view of Court Flight, the funicular railway that served Court Street (so named because of proximity to the downtown courts) at Broadway, photographed by Chard Walker. The date is February 14, 1943.

From the Pacific Railroad Society / Chard Walker print collection attributed to Chard Walker... Read More