LATL 1160 Hosts 1952 Railfan Excursion
By Steve Crise
The Electric Railway Enthusiasts of Los Angeles put together their first “Special Railfans Limited” excursion that took place on November 9, 1952, and covered most of the remaining lines plus a few bonus stops along the way.
Usually, I just isolate the featured article from a newsletter and only post that edited selection on our site along with a couple of significant historical images from the trip. But I found the rest of the newsletter so fascinating that I decided to make an exception in this case and post the newsletter in its entirety, both pages.
Perhaps the most interesting article outside of the trip report is the editorial on page two commenting on the newly elected President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower. A most interesting take on the how the railfans think his presidency will affect the state of electric railways in the USA over the next four years of his freshman term. – Steve Crise 2023.