3002 and Motorman on the Last Day

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Los Angeles Transit Lines) PCC no. 3002 in weepy-eyed “Goodbye” livery poses with its motorman at the Georgia Street Car House on March 31, 1963, Last Day of Service for the Streetcars of Los Angeles.
Bill Whyte Photo, Steve Crise Collection

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  • Steve Crise

    I recently came across an L.A. Times newspaper article dated April 1, 1963, that was reporting on the last evening of streetcars operating on the MTA. The article reports on two MTA streetcar motorman by name. One of those motorman was named Dewey Berri, 63, who was the oldest motorman on the system at the time this story was made, Dewey’s carrier started in 1918 and he went on to drive buses after the end of streetcar service. Could this be a photo of Dewey Berri?

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