LATL 9209 at Vermont and West 8th, 1950
Los Angeles Transit Lines track gangs are busy with this repair project at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 8th Street. Motor flat car no. 9209 is part of the action as it turns right off of Vermont onto West 8th Street.
Key Drugs, seen in the background just above the cab of 9209, was part of the Rexall Drugstore chain of stores that once numbered more than 12,000 locations across America. Key Drugs, remodeled and updated, is still located at the northeast corner of the intersection.
Another survivor is motor flat car 9209. Built in 1913 in the home shops of the Los Angeles Railway, predecessor of the Los Angeles Transit Lines, it is safely stored at the Orange Empire Railway Museum near Perris, California.
This is another historic image donated by Ken L. Douglas from his personal collection. Ken made this shot around 1950.
Ken L. Douglas Photo and Collection