1498: On the way to Travel Town
From the Jack Finn collection comes this image of Pacific Electric no. 1498 in around 1954 at the Torrance Shops. It’s being loaded onto a lowboy trailer for transport to Travel Town, as the banner says.
1498 began life at the St. Louis Car Co. in 1904 as Pacific Electric no. 338. In 1911, it was renumbered 881 and rebuilt. It went through another rebuild in 1928 and emerged as Express Motor 1498. It was rebuilt back as coach 881 in 1942 and back as express motor 1498 in 1944.
Jack Finn Collection
Recent information provided by Ray Long speculates that the date of this event could be 1952.