748 on San Pedro Street

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection

Pacific Electric car no. 748 heads for the 6th and Main Street Station on San Pedro Street in Los Angeles, returning from service on the Monrovia-Glendora route in this undated image probably from the early 1950s.

Alan Weeks Photo
Alan Weeks Collection

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  • Bob Davis

    Two-man Hollywood cars 732-759 were used on the Monrovia-Glendora line from about the start of April 1951 to abandonment on Sept. 30, 1951.

  • Charles Wherry

    The lead truck of 748 is about to cross, (see the cross-buck for southward motorists), Southern Pacific’s
    industrial spur that wound its way westward from Alameda St before crossing PE’s tracks and San Pedro St
    between 2nd and 3rd Sts, north of PE’s 6th & Main terminal. The SP spur diverged from their San Pedro
    Branch rails, which ran in the middle of Alameda St, wound its way across Central Ave before making a 90
    degree turn to cross 2nd St, then another 90 degree turn before crossing San Pedro St and a final 90 degree
    turn leading to the south edge of 2nd St. In 1925 there were no less than 13 shippers located on the spur and
    a discerning eye can see evidence of the rails, still below the surface of the pavement today.

    PE’s employee timetable included instructions that, after stopping and finding no SP employee attending the
    crossing, PE conductors were authorized to flag their train across SP’s track.

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