Thomas Pollock Collection

Notes by L. A. Toothaker

Posted on: December 27, 2011 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Sometime perhaps in the 40's or 50's my grandfather wrote a brief treatise on his railroad-related experiences, calling it "Notes by L. A. Toothaker," which I came across and have typed as a Word document.  He was born and lived in Rangeley, Maine and later moved to Phillips, and elsewhere on the East Coast before moving to California; about the first half of the text is about the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes, which of course was part of life around there, though he never worked for that road.  (At least three others of my ancestors did, however, including his great-grandfather "Squire Abner" Toothaker, first president of the Sandy River.)  The remainder referred to his time on the PE and I have made that into a separate document, attached herewith.

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Huntington Drive Washout

Posted on: December 27, 2011 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric right-of-way is in shambles after a major washout along Huntington Drive. The image is possibly from 1938.

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Huntington Drive Washout

Posted on: December 27, 2011 by Pacific Electric 2 Comments

 

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric right-of-way is in shambles after a major washout along Huntington Drive. The image is possibly from 1938.

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1616 On Display

Posted on: December 27, 2011 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

L. A. Toothaker Collection, Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1616 is the star attraction in this display (possibly at the San Bernardino Orange Show). The image was taken from a Pacific Electric employee magazine.

L. A. Toothaker Collection
Thomas Pollock Collection

1619 and Crew

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1619 is captured in this circa-1930 image featuring its assigned crew, somewhere on the Northern District. In this series of images, 1619 and crew are pulling a long consist of hopper cars (lead by PE 6063), possibly carrying rock from quarries. The gentleman standing with the light-colored hat is Lynwood Abner Toothaker, who worked on the PE from 1912-1946. His grandson Thomas Pollock contributed this image to the PERYHS site.

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1619 and Crew

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

A proud Pacific Electric crew member poses with his charge, freight locomotive no. 1619, in this Northern District photo from around 1930. The gentleman is unidentified, but the image comes from the period collection of 1619 motorman Lynwood Abner Toothaker, who may have shot this image.

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1619 and a Three-Car Interurban Meet

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1619 and a long consist of hoppers meet a three-car PE interurban set somewhere on the Northern District in this image from around 1930.

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1619 and Hoppers

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric 1 Comment

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1619 pulls a long, heavy consist of hoppers (possibly loaded with rock) somewhere on the Northern District circa 1930.

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1619 and Crew

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1619 poses with its proud crew somewhere on the Northern District in this circa 1930 image. The gentleman with the light-colored hat is Lynwood Abner Toothaker, or "L.A." to his coworkers on the PE. He worked for the Pacific Electric from 1912 to 1946. This image is from the collection of his grandson, Thomas Pollock, who contributed it to the site.

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1501 Working the Docks

Posted on: December 17, 2011 by Pacific Electric No Comments

 

Thomas Pollock Collection

Thomas Pollock Collection

Pacific Electric 1501 gas electric pulls a Southern Pacific boxcar somewhere near the docks in the Southern Division in this undated photo.

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