John B. Shuster and 342

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Pacific Electric conductor John B. Shuster poses in front of no. 342 in Altadena just before his retirement on March 31, 1938. He served the PE for 38 years in total.

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  • DepotCat

    He saw many changes in his time. I bet he could tell a story or two about life in Los Angeles and about working on the Pacific Electric.

  • George J. Gliaudys, Jr.

    Men like Mr. Shuster were the real foundations on which Los Angeles grew over the years. Good to have him remembered and honored.

  • Everett Neal

    I can hardly make out the girder rail on the right (of the photo). And I don’t see any grooves next to the rails for the wheel flanges to fall through.

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