1706 Last-Day Charter

Saturday April 8, 1961 was the last full day of service on the Long Beach line and the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association ran a charter during the day.   Car 1706 is shown southbound paused not far north of Watts for a photo on the four-track main.     White flags are flying and the Catalina Special destination sign recalls service that ended several years earlier with the abandonment of the San Pedro line.    As usual, photographers were wandering around on the active tracks — a practice that wouldn’t be permitted on any railroad today.
Stephen Dudley Photo and Collection
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