461 at 6th and Main
Pacific Electric interurban no. 461 is pictured alongside her conductor at the 6th and Main Street Terminal in Los Angeles in March 1938. Note the “Out of Service” and “Limited” signs.
Harold F. Stewart Photo, Stan Kistler Collection
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The PE 450 class has my vote as the most graceful and attractive cars on the PE roster.
This car 461 was built by the Los Angeles and Redondo at the Redondo Beach shops.
450-455 retired & scapped (originally had open air section). 456-on had closed smoking section, refs. say reblt. 1925, thence assigned to Mt. Lowe service until the bitter end in 1938. Storage until-Scrapped 1940. Are we looking at the end of the life of this car? Exactly where is it sited here? [Limited seems to indicate still in Lowe svc. at this point.]
This would be the month of the great washout. Formal abandonment with one month. [456-465 finished their remaining time in Santa Anita race trains-Sp. 16]. I can see this is the innermost through track, but what is that odd looking thing back beyond 461.