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