Flying Tiger PCC

Ralph Cantos Collection

Ralph Cantos Collection

By Ralph Cantos

The Los Angeles Railway, not wanting to be out done by the Pacific Electric, painted PCC no. 3010 in this very striking paint job. The 3010 was dubbed “The Flying Tiger Car.”

The painted message on the side of the 3010 encouraged Los Angeles middle aged men and women who were not on the war front to “BECOME A TROLLEY PILOT” — a much needed asset to the War effort on the home front.

Here the 3010 poses on June 10,1944 at the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal loop.

Ralph Cantos Collection

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