1031 to Newport-Balboa
Pacific Electric interurban no. 1031 heads south past a line of oil derricks in Huntington Beach toward the Southern Division terminus of Newport-Balboa. The destination sign reads “Limited / NO LA City Traffic.”
Modified based on comment
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Location is Huntington Beach, if not already obvious.
note inbound car on inland track just beyond rear of 1031
Date should be mid-to-late 1930’s–note automobiles in background.
The “LIMITED-NO LA CITY TRAFFIC” statement on the dash sign was common in the 1930s. The date can be further established when we consider when service between Newport and Balboa was discontinued (1941, and no, I wasn’t there to witness this, being just five years old).
I sometimes suggest that this service be revived as a modern light-rail operation. We could call it the “Tan Line”.