1625 and Huntington’s Funeral

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Donald Duke Collection

On May 24, 1927, Henry E. Huntington (founder of the Pacific Electric) died following surgery in New York City. The follow day, his coffin was loaded aboard his private car San Marino for the return trip across the nation to the city of San Marino. The San Marino arrived at the Southern pacific yards in Los Angeles on May 27. In this scene, the San Marino is being picked up by Pacific Electric freight locomotive no. 1625, all decorated in funereal bunting, for transport to Huntington’s estate in San Marino. 

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