Jack Finn Collection

1498: On the way to Travel Town

Posted on: August 2, 2016 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

From the Jack Finn collection comes this image of Pacific Electric no. 1498 in around 1954 at the Torrance Shops. It's being loaded onto a lowboy trailer for transport to Travel Town, as the banner says.

1498 began life at the St. Louis Car Co. in 1904 as Pacific Electric no. 338. In 1911, it was renumbered 881 and rebuilt. It went through another rebuild in 1928 and emerged as Express Motor 1498. It was rebuilt back as coach 881 in 1942 and back as express motor 1498 in 1944.

Jack Finn Collection

1201: Rams vs. Redskins

Posted on: August 2, 2016 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Here's a great image from the Jack Finn Collection. We have Pacific Electric no. 1201 at Macy Street Yard with a "Rams vs. Redskins" banner mounted on the car side, advertising an upcoming game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on August 16, 1948. And on August 13, 2016, the Los Angeles Rams return to the Coliseum after more than 20 years, playing their first pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Jack Finn Collection

5063 on Fair Oaks south of Walnut

Posted on: May 30, 2016 by Pacific Electric 6 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

From the Jack Finn Collection comes this image of Pacific Electric Hollywood Car no. 5063 on Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena, south of Walnut. The image is circa 1945 but the cars may provide a more definitive date.

Jack Finn Collection

1054 at Municipal Power & Light

Posted on: May 30, 2016 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

From the Jack Finn Collection comes this image of Pacific Electric no. 1054 powering past Municipal Power & Light, possibly in San Pedro, in a photo that is circa 1945.

Jack Finn Collection

995 on the Air Line

Posted on: May 30, 2016 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric no. 995 captured on the Air Line in this undated image.

Jack Finn Collection

Merry Christmas from PERHYS

Posted on: December 24, 2015 by Pacific Electric 6 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Jack Finn Collection, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

From the Jack Finn collection comes this original, blue-border Ektachrome slide that hasn't totally faded: Pacific Electric Hollywood car no. 5114 eastbound on Hollywood Blvd. at Whitley Avenue, sometime between 1952 and 1953 (corrected).

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society.

6th and Main Platforms

Posted on: September 16, 2015 by Pacific Electric 7 Comments

 

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric's 6th & Main Street Station, with an overhead view taken from the building itself, looking eastward at the elevated tracks and arrival / departure platforms. The image is circa 1950.

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection

MTA 1537 and 1535 on Long Beach Boulevard

Posted on: September 16, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection / Traction Photographs, San Francisco, CA

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection / Traction Photographs, San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA) blimps nos. 1537 and 1535 roll down the 1100 block of Long Beach Boulevard in this image dated January 23, 1960.

Unknown Photographer, Jack Finn Collection / Traction Photographs, San Francisco, CA

Watts Car House

Posted on: April 7, 2015 by Pacific Electric 5 Comments

 

Jack Finn Collection

Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric Watts Car House is shown hosting the maintenance of Pacific Electric switcher no. 1621 and Southern Pacific Electro-Motive diesel switcher no. 4618 circa 1955.

Jack Finn Collection

Passing Arcadia Tower at Speed

Posted on: June 18, 2013 by Pacific Electric 3 Comments

 

Jack Whitmeyer Photo, Craig Rasmussen Collection, Jack Finn Collection

Jack Whitmeyer Photo, Craig Rasmussen Collection, Jack Finn Collection

The Pacific Electric whizzes past Arcadia Tower in this undated image by Jack Whitmeyer. With all the construction in the area lately, the Gold Line Extension will be going by this area once again, in many places on the old P. E. right of way. Of course, now there will be no tower and no freight lines to cross.

Jack Whitmeyer Photo, Craig Rasmussen Collection, Jack Finn Collection