First American Historical Archive

1000s at Newport Pier

Posted on: May 1, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

First American Historical Archive image, used with permission

First American Historical Archive image, used with permission

From Pacific Electric fan Terry Salmans comes this discovery from the First American Historical Archive. The following was written by Terry:

The postcard photo appears to have been taken during the late 1920s facing northeast from the foot of Newport Pier. In the distance can be seen a three car train of Pacific Electric 1000s. The train has just departed the Newport Beach Station en route to Balboa. It appears to be a holiday as the train is full. This photo is unusual. I've never seen a photo of such a large train on the Newport Line. Also notice in the distance is the undeveloped Lido Island. Lido was developed beginning in about 1930. - Terry Salmans

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First American Historical Archive image, used with permission