5019 Testing on the Oak Knoll Line
Pacific Electric PCC no. 5019 is photographed while testing on the Pasadena via Oak Knoll Line inbound at Huntington Hotel. The date is February 25, 1941.
Phillips C. Kauke Photo, Phillips C. Kauke Collection, Stan Kistler Collection
Wow! This the first photo I’ve ever seen of a PCC in the Northern District! I knew some of them went on excursions in the Southern District, but I never saw one on the Monrovia Glendora Line (had one come out to Monrovia in 1941, I would have been too young to notice it). I notice that the car has an “Oak Knoll” dash sign in the window and the head sign reads Los Angeles, so it was probably a revenue trip. Must have been quite a surprise to passengers who were expecting an 1100.