1256 and 1252 on the Viaduct at 6th and Main
Pacific Electric interurbans nos. 1256 and 1252 descend the wooden viaduct at the 6th and Main Street station in downtown Los Angeles in this image taken September 1937.
Charles D. Savage Photo
Donald Duke Collection
This image was used in Pacific Electric Railway Vol. 1, Northern Division, page 12. Caption: Two 1252-class interurban cars slide down the elevated tracks and are bound for Pasadena. The 1252 class-class cars came to the PE from the Southern Pacific electrified line radiating out of Portland, Oregon. They are easily identified by their porthole front windows. Photographed in 1937, note the Pacific Electric name was carried above the windows. – Charles D Savage.
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I love traction scenes that show bridge trestles. They inspire a lot of great model railroad ideas. This photo shows an awesome view of a two-unit train of 1200s crossing over a vintage-era trestle. Great photo!
Nice coincidental date of 9/37 because PE 1255 leading a “Special” at Valley Junction is followed by PE 1258, then PE 1252, and a final car which could be PE 1256…if 52 & 56 normally ran together.
Pasadena?!! Could it be Covina?