Metropolitan Transit Authority blimp no. 1528 pauses at San Pedro Station, as the last unit to provide service there. The date is December 8, 1958.
Alan Weeks Photo, Alan Weeks Collection
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This car has been renumbered back to PE 418, and is often run at Orange Empire. It was saved by Walter Abbenseth, who rode with it as it was moved via the Santa Fe 2nd District through Pasadena and on out to San Bernardino and thence to Perris in 1961. It thus became the last electric railway car to run in the San Gabriel Valley until the advent of the Gold Line in 2003. (unless we count Richard Fellows’ Chrysler-powered PE 1058). An additional distinction for 418: My wife and I were married aboard it in 1999, and we sometime call it “The Electric Wedding Chapel”.