LATL 1415 at 11th Street and Main

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection

Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 1415 pauses on a tail track at the corner of 11th and Main Streets in Los Angeles in this ERA fan trip image dated August 18, 1956. Note the Beck’s Tavern script sign and tag line “Better Burgers / Cocktails.”
L. Swanson Photo, Andy Goddard Collection
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  • Gary Boughton

    Probably all know that the tall bldg. in center of photo is the Los Angeles Railway building (1060 S Broadway) I hired out here in early 60’s for the old MTA. Started in the mail room, moved to accounting dept (sorting interline tickets) and wound up in the print shop before moving out to West Hollywood Div 7 as an operator. I was even qualified as an elevator operator as in those days you needed a permit. Those were the good old times, but was too dumb to realize it.

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