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498 at West Basin

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

More from the February 16, 1958 excursion using Metropolitan Coach Lines car no. 498. Here we see the 498 stopped northbound on San Pedro line's West Basin trackage.

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MCL 498 in the fog

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

More from the February 16, 1958 excursion using Metropolitan Coach Lines car no. 498. Here we see the 498 stopped southbound near San Pedro before the fog had cleared.

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Excursion 498 on the El Segundo Line

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

More from the February 16, 1958 excursion using Metropolitan Coach Lines car no. 498. In this image, 498 is stopped on the El Segundo Line just past the Watts Car House which can be seen in the distance. Trolley wire was maintained on the southbound track to allow cars to access the car house from the south. Wire on northbound track had been removed. Once trolley poles were reversed, 498 would run north on the southbound track to re-join the southbound main. Someone had appropriately inserted
in the train number display "X-498".

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498 Excursion with the Motorman

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

An amazing, moody shot of the Metropolitan Coach Lines motorman operating ex-Pacific Electric no. 498 on the February 16, 1958 excursion. This view was taken while running southbound near Compton.

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February 16, 1958 Excursion with 498 – 2

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

Here's another shot from the February 16, 1958 excursion using ex-Pacific Electric car no. 498. In this image, 498 is stopped southbound on the Bellflower Line.

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February 16, 1958 Excursion with 498

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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

By Stephen Dudley

Stopped for a photo shoot heading southbound and just north of Watts, 498 was on the local track and being passed by a Long Beach train. Note "private car" dash sign. Except for the occasional excursion, car 498 was regularly assigned to the Catalina Special train each summer and now it is in the collection at the Orange Empire Trolley Museum.

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June 28, 1957: American Legion Parade in Long Beach

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By Stephen Dudley

On June 28, 1957 there was an American Legion Parade on Ocean Avenue in Long Beach that blocked the tracks at the end of the Long Beach Line. For several hours, trains operated from the North Long Beach stop at Willow Street where there was room to spot additional cars and safely transfer passengers to/from buses. This was a Friday, so extra cars were placed there for the later afternoon traffic loads. The Willow Station of the Blue Line now occupies this exact area.


Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Transferring passengers from bus to a departing north-bound train. Another 2-car train positioned behind it. Single car no. 318 positioned on southbound main and Car no. 409 parked on the rarely used freight siding. Freight-only Newport line branches off to the left.


Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

In the center of the picture, no. 318 parked awaiting arrival of no. #314 which will then be coupled to form a northbound 2-car train.


Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Side view of no. 409 on the freight siding.


Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Cars nos. 314 and 318 with a northbound train taking the cross-over to the northbound track. Car no. 314 had previously arrived as a single car train and coupled on to 318 parked on the southbound track. Car 314 has been mentioned as being preserved at the Orange Empire Trolley Museum -- thus, another picture during its operating days.


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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

Car no. 409 had been previously parked on the freight track and was being repositioned to the southbound track to couple with a yet-to-arrive single car southbound train and then would head north as a later two-car train.


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Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

The portable substation no. 0187 at the Willow Street substation -- on a substation siding off the Newport line. This portable substation had been there for many years and remained until the end of service on the Long Beach line.

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Northbound Approaching the Los Angeles River

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February 24, 1957: northbound later in the afternoon from Los Cerritos on the single track approach to the bridge of the Los Angeles River.

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Northbound on Long Beach Boulevard

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February 24, 1957: on Long Beach Blvd with 5167 now the lead car on the northbound return to Los Angeles.

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Fairbanks Yard

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February 24, 1957: Fairbanks Yard in Long Beach, where all significant repairs on the fleet were performed. The excursion train pulled into the yard and passengers are observing the work being done on jacked-up car no. 302. Two 5050 cars, including an unusually clean 5122 with a long-unused destination sign showing, were parked in the yard pending return to service out of Watts.

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