1624 Break Time in Los Angeles

It’s break time for the crew of Pacific Electric no. 1624 (note the operator sitting and reading a book in the open cab), with an unidentified steel-bodied Pacific Electric caboose coupled behind. The image notes this was taken at Butte Street. It’s June 7, 1956.

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  • Charles Wherry

    The caboose coupled to engine 1624 at Butte St. yard appears to be one of nine wood bodied cabooses acquired from
    the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac in 1950. These cars are easily identifiable by their small awnings
    on each of the side windows as well as their centered cupolas.
    PE caboose 1985 is at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris, CA.

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