9225 at Vernon Yard
January 20, 1963: “The Work is Done” is the caption on this by photographer Alan Weeks. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority maintenance of way unit no. 9225 rests idly at Vernon Yard.
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
9225 is preserved in operating condition at Orange Empire. I sometimes run it for special events. In addition to the gong on the cab roof, it has a PE style whistle, which I cleaned out a while back, so we have a “Yellow Car” that “speaks Pacific Electric”. A modern take on this venerable derrick is from the children who have been watching Thomas the Tank Engine on TV (or visited with him at Day Out With Thomas), they call 9225 “Cranky the Crane”.