1145 at Eaton Wash

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric interurbans led by no. 1145 roll past Eaton Wash on Huntington Drive as part of Arcadia-Monrovia Line service in this March 6, 1951 image.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis

    The train is approaching Eaton Wash; the retaining wall on the other side of the road (Huntington Dr.) is still there, although part of it has been cut away for a driveway. The puzzling element in the photo is the switch stand. There’s no crossover shown in the Younghans map in Interurbans Special 61, and I can’t thing of a reason for an industrial spur here. The only reason I can imagine is that a crossover was installed here after the Eaton Wash bridge washed out in 1943 so service could be resumed over one replacement bridge while the other side was repaired.

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