1445 in Freight Service

Charles Wherry Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Charles Wherry Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric box motor no. 1445 pauses from freight service as two children are photographed on its pilot. Image copyright 2004 by Charles Wherry.

Charles Wherry Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Donald Duke

    This is at Whittier. Generally the PE would haul out a box car due to lack of freight.

  • Charles Wherry

    This is not Whittier. It is behind the depot at Monrovia. This photo was taken by my dad, William Wherry and the two ‘children’ are my brother Bill, on the left and myself to the right.
    Dad, a PE office supervisor on the Western District, knew the electrification on the North was soon to be abandoned and we spent a few Sundays in August and September 1951 riding trains and photographing those places he found to be close to him in his PE experience.

  • Cody Crowley

    I remember the grain elevator seen here (torn down when the Santa Fe/BNSF stopped serving this line prior to the Gold Line construction), where was the PE station in Monrovia in relation to the Santa Fe depot? Looks like it was behind the grain elevator, north of the Santa Fe right-of-way. Great picture Charles!

  • Bob Davis

    The feed mill behind the Monrovia PE station lasted into the 1960s. There were quite a few “mom and pop” chicken farms in the Monrovia/Arcadia area but toward the late 1950s they were becoming scarce, and eventually the feed mill (Glesby Bros.?) was converted to other uses. Freight service to Monrovia and Arcadia, via the back way through the Rivas Cusoff lasted with diesel power until 1961. The final function of the depot was as the office of a Christman tree lot in 1966, it was dismantled in 67 and the timbers went to Mexico. The property was occupied by an industrial plant, and now contains residential buildings.

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