Then and Now

488 at Main and 12th Streets

Posted on: October 22, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 488 makes the turn at Main and 12th Streets in this B Line photo from July 31, 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here's a contemporary view of the location - same building:


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1123 at Christmas Tree Lane

Posted on: July 20, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Looking up Santa Rosa Avenue (aka Christmas Tree Lane) in Altadena, Pacific Electric no. 1123 heads into Los Angeles via the Pasadena Short Line along East Mariposa Street in 1938. This is just 18 years after Christmas Tree Lane came into existence and three years after the Mount Lowe line of the PE had been closed down.

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Here's the view of this location today:


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9001 on Main Street at First

Posted on: July 13, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines trolley bus no. 9001 heads southbound on Main Street near First Street and Los Angeles City Hall in this circa-1955 image. Note the dual-gauge rail still in the street.

Ross Fry Collection, Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Here's a view of the location today - noticeably more sterile:


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315 at Miller and City Terrace

Posted on: February 19, 2013 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 315 is photographed at Miller and City Terrace on March 22, 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here is the location today:


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488 at 12th and Main

Posted on: February 19, 2013 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines car no. 488 on B Line service turns east on 12th Street at Main in 1948.

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Here is a contemporary view of this location:


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Mount Lowe Incline: Then and Now

Posted on: November 24, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise. Compositing by Jim Bunte. Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise. Compositing by Jim Bunte.
Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

A blended, then-and-now image of the top of the Mount Lowe Incline at Echo Mountain, featuring a late-1800s image composited with a contemporary view of the location. Contemporary photo by Steve Crise. Compositing by Jim Bunte.

Mount Lowe Preservation Society Collection

1240 at 8th Street and Western

Posted on: May 15, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 1240 pauses at 8th Street and Western on the N Line in what today would be Koreatown.

Alan Weeks Photo
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479 at 2nd and Spring Streets

Posted on: May 15, 2012 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo Alan Weeks Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines no. 479 on the N Line at 2nd and Spring Streets, looking east.

Alan Weeks Photo
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Division 5 Car House

Posted on: September 4, 2011 by PERyHS 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
Here's a view of the Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) Division 5 Car House, captured from the north end of the property on December 20, 1954.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 
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1425 and 1419 at the Division 5 Car House

Posted on: September 4, 2011 by PERyHS 1 Comment

 

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

 
It's a bright, sunny day on December 20, 1954, as Los Angeles Transit Line cars nos. 1425 and 1419 are captured at the former Los Angeles Railway Division 5 Car House, located at 54th and Second in the City of Los Angeles.
 
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
 
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