LARy 309 in Charley Chase’s “Rattling Romeo”
In part one, Charley Chase is seen catching Los Angeles Railway car no. 309 along 2nd Avenue in Los Angeles. Skip to 2:40 to view this segment.
In part two, skip ahead to 4:34 to view another sequence with LARy no. 309.
Los Angeles transit historian Ralph Cantos uncovered this forgotten “two-reeler” on YouTube, and had the following comments to add:
Fake “safety zones” in both part 1 and 2 along 2nd Ave. Interior shots are a combination of the real #309, and a studio mock up. Lastly, this is one of the last films Charlie made; he passed away in 1940.