Jack Finn Collection

The Life and Times of Pacific Electric 1260

Posted on: November 19, 2016 by Pacific Electric 8 Comments

 

Here are a collection of images of Pacific Electric no. 1260, its many adventures and even a prominent mishap, all captured by photographers back in the day.

Jack Finn Print Collection. Craig Rasmussen print. From the PERyhs.org archive.  Photographer: Unknown Location: Westbound on the Santa Monica Air Line crossing Vermont Ave. Date: 1949 Railroad: Pacific Electric Line: Air Line Car#: PE 1260  PE 1227 Notes on back of print: Santa Monica Air Line: 1260 - 1227, W.B. at Vermont Ave, 1949 LATL Strike Collection of Craig A Rasmussen  Image notes: Photo appears in Interurbans Special Western District page 53. Photo credited to Magna Collection.

Jack Finn Print Collection. Craig Rasmussen print. From the PERyhs.org archive.
Photographer: Unknown
Location: Westbound on the Santa Monica Air Line crossing Vermont Ave.
Date: 1949
Railroad: Pacific Electric
Line: Air Line
Car#: PE 1260 PE 1227
Notes on back of print: Santa Monica Air Line: 1260 - 1227, W.B. at Vermont Ave, 1949 LATL Strike
Collection of Craig A Rasmussen
Image notes: Photo appears in Interurbans Special Western District page 53. Photo credited to Magna Collection.

Image from the Jack Finn collection. Photographer: Unknown Date: Unknown Location: San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles.  Notes on back of print: PE 1260 J 734 Image Notes: Scanned from a 3 /14 x 5 3/4 inch print

Image from the Jack Finn collection.
Photographer: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Location: San Pedro Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Notes on back of print: PE 1260 J 734
Image Notes: Scanned from a 3 /14 x 5 3/4 inch print

Steve Crise Archive - Acme Photo - Photographer unknown Photographer:  Acme Photo - Photographer unknown Location: San Pedro Street south of 6th Street, Los Angeles, California Date: November 28, 1943 Railroad: Pacific Electric Locomotive: PE 1260 Notes on back of 8x10 print: LA 23697  (Los Angeles Bureau) TWENTY-TWO ESCAPE INJURY - LOS ANGELES - Twenty-two passengers of this Pacific Electric car miraculously escaped without even a scratch when it jumped the tracks and overtuned. Faulty brakes were believed to have been the cause of the accident. Bureaus Coast CREDIT LINE (ACME) 11-28-43  From Acme Newspictures, Inc Los Angeles Bureau, 1257 So. Los Angeles Street. Please credit Acme Photo. This picture is sold to you for your publication only and must not be loaned syndicated or used for advertising purposes without written permission from Acme.  Purchased from Historic Images  6073 Mt. Moriah Ext Memphis TN 38115 historicimages.com ney01237  October 2016

Steve Crise Archive - Acme Photo - Photographer unknown
Photographer: Acme Photo - Photographer unknown
Location: San Pedro Street south of 6th Street, Los Angeles, California
Date: November 28, 1943
Railroad: Pacific Electric
Locomotive: PE 1260
Notes on back of 8x10 print: LA 23697 (Los Angeles Bureau) TWENTY-TWO ESCAPE INJURY - LOS ANGELES - Twenty-two passengers of this Pacific Electric car miraculously escaped without even a scratch when it jumped the tracks and overtuned. Faulty brakes were believed to have been the cause of the accident. Bureaus Coast CREDIT LINE (ACME) 11-28-43 From Acme Newspictures, Inc Los Angeles Bureau, 1257 So. Los Angeles Street. Please credit Acme Photo. This picture is sold to you for your publication only and must not be loaned syndicated or used for advertising purposes without written permission from Acme.
Purchased from Historic Images
6073 Mt. Moriah Ext
Memphis TN 38115
historicimages.com ney01237 October 2016

Robert X Loewing photo, Craig Rasmussen collection. Steve Crise Archive Photographer: Robert X Lowing Date: April 1949  Railroad: Pacific Electric Railray Car#: PE 1260 Location: Sentous Yard, La Cienega Blvd at Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, California. Present day location of the La Cienega Expo Line station.  Notes on back of 8 x 10 print: 1260 -1227 W.B. on Santa Monica Air Line at Sentous; 1949 (LATL Strike) Rob't X. Loewing Photo. Image notes: Photo taken during the 1949 Los Angeles Transit Lines strike. This explains the use of the 1200's on the Air Line.

Robert X Loewing photo, Craig Rasmussen collection. Steve Crise Archive
Photographer: Robert X Lowing
Date: April 1949
Railroad: Pacific Electric Railray
Car#: PE 1260
Location: Sentous Yard, La Cienega Blvd at Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, California. Present day location of the La Cienega Expo Line station.
Notes on back of 8 x 10 print: 1260 -1227 W.B. on Santa Monica Air Line at Sentous; 1949 (LATL Strike) Rob't X. Loewing Photo.
Image notes: Photo taken during the 1949 Los Angeles Transit Lines strike. This explains the use of the 1200's on the Air Line.

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 2 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