1117 at San Marino Station
Pacific Electric interurbans led by no. 1116 pause for passengers at the San Marino Station as part of Monrovia-Glendora Line service. This image was captured March 6, 1951.
Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection
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During its PE days, the 1100 class did not have a combine in their group. This oversight was remedied when the cars were sold to an Argentine railway in 1951, and 1117 was modified to include a baggage compartment.
PE’s beautiful MU PCC’s also went to Argentina as well. Once there, they were in servive for only about 5 years.
I had no idea Argentina ended up with the 1100 class interurbans. I thought it was only the Hollywood cars that went there. I need to bone up on my PE history.
The PE 1100s were the first group sold to the FC General Urquiza. The high-numbered Hollywood Cars, 732 through 759, which had replaced the 1100s on the Monrovia-Glendora Line during the last six months of rail passenger service, also went to Argentina after the other Hollywoods were rebuilt into the 5050 class. The PCCs were sent there around 1959. In the early 1960s, some of the Key System “Bridge Units” were sold to FCGU. Of all the cars that went south of the Equator, only PE 758, which was converted into a line car is know to have survived intact. According to recent reports, one or two of the 1100s exist as rusted hulks in a rural area–it would probably be easier to build replicas from scratch that to repatriate and restore one.