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LATL 1281 at Piedmont Avenue

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 3 Comments

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1281 waits with traffic at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Figueroa in what appears to be U Line service. CORRECTION: It's the W Line. Thanks, Ralph!

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Here's a contemporary view of this location:

LATL 1219 at the Grade Crossing

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1219 on F Line service pauses before crossing perpendicular right-of-way (possibly Pacific Electric; note the overhead - confirmed by Ralph Cantos; it's the Santa Monica Air Line).

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LATL 1218 Up the Grade

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Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 1218 heads up the grade on W Line service in this undated photo.

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LARy Construction Scene

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

We don't know much about this image except that it's identified with the following file name "Palm-Seville," as presumably depicts Los Angeles Railway construction (note the open trench in the street to the right). Any help would be appreciated!

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LA Railway Junction

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 3 Comments

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Two unidentified Los Angeles Railway cars head in differing directions in this junction image of an unknown location. Note the stylish Plymouth car dealership in the background.

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The Los Angeles Railway Motorman’s View

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

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Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Here's a rare glimpse of the view enjoyed by untold numbers of Los Angeles Railway motormen, including the car controllers and a full panorama of the front glass of an unidentified LARy streetcar. Remember - "Talking to Motorman Prohibited by Law."

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LARy 1545 on the W Line

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 Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 1545 pauses for the photographer in this undated image from the W Line.

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LARy 425 at Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 425 on B Line service pauses for a photograph in front of Kerckhoff-Cuzner Lumber, which we featured earlier in a Ralph Melching photo here. Note the US 101 and 99 highway signs in the foreground of both images. This must have been a popular spot for railfan photographers to capture streetcar action.

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LARy 60 at the Monarch Hotel

Posted on: May 10, 2015 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Los Angeles Railway car no. 60 on D Line service waits in traffic for the signal change adjacent to the Monarch Hotel. This Bunker Hill scene is now completely gone, thanks to the redevelopment of the 1960s and '70s, which destroyed the Bunker Hill neighborhood.

Learn more about the Monarch at the On Bunker Hill website here.

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LARy 53 on the A Line

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Philipott and Baldridge Collection

Philipott and Baldridge Collection

It's probably a chilly morning as the Los Angeles Railway motorman wears a pea coat as he inspects the front end of A Line car no. 53 in this undated image.

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