By Stephen Dudley
December 1960: In this telephoto view taken in December 1960, a Long Beach local train has paused at Los Cerritos for passengers. The merging of the track in the distance for the approach to the Los Angeles River bridge can be seen. The linemen made sure that the two lamps on the poles high above the car were kept functioning so as to illuminate at night this somewhat remote stop. One sign of decline is that in the final years, the cement passenger shelter was gradually being vandalized. Otherwise, it was pretty much business as usual as it had been for close to 60 years.