Pacific Electric 958 on Venice Short Line Service

Pacific Electric wooden “9” no. 958 along with 966 and a third 9-unit roll down a Los Angeles street as part of Venice Short Line service in 1945 in this fantastic color image. Nice Flying A gas station in the background.

Gordon Glattenberg Collection

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  • Charles Wherry

    The train is moving westward on Venice Blvd, (16th St), having just crossed Vermont Ave. From the looks of the crowd aboard, this appears to be a weekend train where the war-weary were taking advantage PE’s service to the western
    beaches on a route that routinely carried the highest recorded passenger counts.

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