The U Line’s Last Day with 90
Los Angeles Transit Lines (ex-Los Angeles Railway) car no. 90 is made ready for the last run of a on the U Line in this image dated August 3, 1947.
Ralph Cantos Collection
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[…] #90 was painted up to announce the end of the U line. The unflattering graphics applied to the #90 "GOOD BYE-U-LOVEABLE-U" got the message across to all who saw it. (Click here to view this article and […]Leave a Comment
long time LA railfan DICK BURNS is the fellow just to the right of the LATL shop man in the bright white overalls, Dirty work cloths was a no-no one the LATL system. You could eat off the floors ANYWHERE on the LATL.
There’s a story about how, after MTA (version 1.0) took over the LATL and Metro Coach rail remnants, a traction motor from a PE car was brought to South Park Shop for an overhaul. The foreman took one look at the greasy, grimy motor and said, “You’re not bringing that into my shop! Take it out in back and give it a good steam cleaning!”
Ah, those were the days.