734 on Olive Avenue in Monrovia

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 734 heads to Monrovia Station on Olive Avenue at Mayflower in an image dated September 6, 1951.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis

    The fence on the right side of the photo marks the south side of the Monroe School playground. The school (which is still there) occupies the block bounded by Colorado, Mayflower, Alta Vista and Olive. This is where I went for first through sixth grades and where I saw the track removal machine at work in 1952. One of my 1950-51 memories was of the daily “gravel train” running inbound around 1:30 PM. It would have to stop for a STOP sign at Mayflower before heading onto the private right of way which passed my house. This involved much hissing of air brakes and rattling of draft gear (and probably grumbling by the crew).

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