Workers and equipment wrench the embedded Pacific Electric Glendora Line rail from Olive Avenue in Monrovia on March 20, 1952.
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
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No hard hats or safety shoes on the workers, and a machine that looks like an OSHA inspector’s worst nightmare. I remember seeing this contraption when they were pulling out the rails that ran by the playground of Monroe School, where I was in 6th Grade. The machine had these large springs that twanged like the devil’s screen door springs.