1815 on San Pedro Street

Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Collection

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA, ex-Pacific Electric) no. 1815 moves along San Pedro Street (at 8th Street) as part of a railfan special; according to Alan Weeks, railfans would often use whatever destination sign they liked; in this case – Santa Anita Race Track service. This image dates to the late 1950s.

Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Alan Weeks

    Trip had nothing to do with Santa Anita race trains. This was a Rail
    Fan Special. Railfan Specials used any signs they wanted. The car
    is southbound on San Pedro St. at 8th St.

  • Bob Davis

    Indeed! The last Santa Anita Special ran in March 1951; by the time the “hayburners” returned on Dec. 26, the railway was being torn up. MTA 1815, however, is still around; renumbered back to PE 717, it was running last weekend as part of Pacific Electric Days at Orange Empire.

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