Removing Pacific Electric Rail on South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 1944

Removing Pacific Electric Rail across from the AT&SF station on South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, June 8, 1944.

© 1944 by Phillips C. Kauke, Stan Kistler Collection

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  • Al Donnelly
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    Alternate Title?-“In the Midst of Death/Local Undertaker Gets Big Contract!!” Nice display of barn burner kerosene lanterns, like candles in a mortuary.

  • Bob Davis
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    At least this removal project used real “bridge cranes”. When the Monrovia street running rails were pulled out of Olive Ave. in 1952, a process I watched from the playground at Monroe School. the machines used were “home-brew” contraptions that would have probably sent an OSHA inspector running off, screaming in horror. Alan Weeks got photos of these mechanical monsters which are probably in the Monrovia section.

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