LARY Cars on Broadway: 1930

By Ralph Cantos

This colorized postcard from 1930 looks north on Broadway at about 9th Street. When these colorized post cards were produced, some “fine” street details were lost, especially vehicles on the street. However, there is no doubt that at least five LARY cars are clearly in evidence.

Up until the mid 1950s , LARY / LATL streetcars were the darling of Downtown Los Angeles postcard photos. As for the PE, almost all postcards taken along Hollywood Boulevard featured one or more Hollywood cars along the “boulevard of broken dreams.” The charm of Hollywood and Downtown LA was lost when the streetcars were removed. The pleasant sounds of the streetcar bell and the steel wheels on rails gliding along major boulevards was replaced by the obnoxious sounds of blaring bus horns and diesel exhaust, not to mention the smell of so-called “progress.”

Ralph Cantos Collection

Recent Posts
  • Richard Young

    What can you tell me about the PE RY in Los Nietos, CA. Is the yard an old PE Yard? Was the bloon track also PE or ESPEE?
    Thanks; R.Young

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Start typing and press Enter to search

error: Please, no downloads.