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

735 at Rose Station in San Marino

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

 

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection. Craig Rasmussen Collection

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection. Craig Rasmussen Collection

Pacific Electric inbound no. 735 at Rose Station in San Marino, September 1951. Note the restaurant in the background, Woody & Eddy's, was a longtime favorite of San Gabriel Valley residents.

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection. Craig Rasmussen Collection

412 at San Marino Station

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

 

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection, Craig Rasmussen Collection

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection, Craig Rasmussen Collection

Pacific Electric outbound blimp no. 412 pauses at the San Marino Station, located at Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue, in 1950.

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Inc. Collection, Jack Finn Print Collection, Craig Rasmussen Collection

1240 and 1245 at Ganesha Junction in Pomona

Posted on: April 10, 2013 by Pacific Electric 4 Comments

 

Photo attributed to L. T. Gotchy, Jack Finn Collection

Photo attributed to L. T. Gotchy, Jack Finn Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 1245 heads up a Special four-car consist as it meets up with a Special two-car consist lead by no. 1240 at Ganesha Junction in Pomona on Sunday, October 1, 1950.

Photo attributed to L. T. Gotchy, Jack Finn Collection

Lamanda Park Tower

Posted on: August 4, 2012 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection

Heading outbound past the Lamanda Park Tower, a hazy day hides the nearby mountains as the PE heads up north Sierra Madre Boulevard past the Santa Fe tracks parallel to Walnut Street on its way to Sierra Madre on Thursday, October 5, 1950.

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection

1121 at Lamanda Junction

Posted on: August 4, 2012 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection

Pacific Electric no. 1121 heads out of Lamanda Park (East Pasadena) toward Sierra Madre from Lamanda Park Junction in March of 1935. Note the penny scale and the PE employee's phone booth. This is near the intersection of Colorado and north Sierra Madre Boulevard, looking southeast.

Ernie M. Leo Photo, Jack Finn Collection, PERYHS Collection