Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society 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.

MTA 1527 at 6th and Main

Posted on: September 16, 2015 by Pacific Electric 3 Comments

 

 Bruce Ward Photo

Bruce Ward Photo

Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Pacific Electric) blimps nos. 1527 (bound for San Pedro) and 1527 (bound for Long Beach) idle at 6th and Main in this moody image dated December 7, 1961.

Bruce Ward Photo

Pacific Electric 5161 and 5025 at Ferncroft Road

Posted on: June 16, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Allen W. Styffe Photo, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Allen W. Styffe Photo, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Pacific Electric nos. 5161 and 5025 meet at Ferncroft Road on the Glendale-Burbank Line on May 4, 1955.

Allen W. Styffe Photo, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

1524 Turning Into Morgan Yard in Long Beach

Posted on: April 7, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Bruce Ward Image, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Bruce Ward Image, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Metropolitan Coach Lines no. 1524 westbound on Ocean Avenue and Golden Shore, is seen here turning into Morgan Yard on April 9, 1960.

Bruce Ward Image, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

498 on East Olympic at Hooper

Posted on: April 7, 2015 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Bruce Ward Photograph, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Bruce Ward Photograph, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Railfan excursion on Metropolitan Coach Lines 498 at East Olympic Blvd at Hooper Ave on May 24th, 1958.

Bruce Ward Photograph, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

LARy Rails Re-Emerge on 7th Street in 2014

Posted on: February 17, 2014 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

Street resurfacing on 7th Street (just west of Alvarado, near Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant) has revealed a stretch of old Los Angeles Railway rail still embedded in the street, more than 50 years after the last Los Angeles MTA streetcars operated.

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Photos

841 at the Shoreline

Posted on: January 8, 2014 by Pacific Electric 8 Comments

 

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

An inbound 800-class interurban car rolls along the shore line of the blue Pacific at an unknown location. It was a place where the line ran behind houses along the beach.

Charles D. Savage Photo, Donald Duke Collection, Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Collection

Rail Artifacts from the Gordon Bachlund Collection

Posted on: July 6, 2013 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

PE interurban headlight acquired from a car (number unknown) at Morgan Yard in Long Beach shortly after cessation of service. Wiring and connectors are original. Generous gift of Gordon Bachlund.

PE interurban headlight acquired from a car (number unknown) at Morgan Yard in Long Beach shortly after cessation of service. Wiring and connectors are original. Generous gift of Gordon Bachlund.

The Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society is extremely gratified by the gifting of key rail artifacts from the Gordon Bachlund Collection.

These items will be part of the on-display collection at our museum when it open to the public in the future.

Artifacts Gifted by Gordon Bachlund, Photos by Steve Crise

Note: the lead image above shows a Pacific Electric headlight from an unknown series; according to PE historian Ralph Cantos, the headlight was from a 400-class "Blimp." Ralph cites this page - click here - as evidence of the larger-dimension headlamps used on the 300-series cars. In addition, Ralph notes that he never saw headlights used interchangeably between 300- and 400-series cars. This would then make the Gordon Bachlund headlight from a 400-class Blimp, as noted by Ralph. - Ed.

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