431 at Wilmington

Paul Koehler Collection

Paul Koehler Collection

A view of the Pacific Electric Station in Wilmington circa 1948 featuring Pacific Electric blimp no. 431 and a White Bus picking up passengers at the adjacent corner bus stop.

Paul Koehler Collection

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  • Bob Davis
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    That looks like the LADWP Harbor Steam Plant in the background. One legacy from the days of Henry Huntington was that all electric power to run the Red Cars and Yellow Cars was supplied by Southern Calif. Edison, even in areas taken over by DWP during the teens and twenties.

  • Jim Gannon
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    I love this old picture, great composition! Behind 2235 looks to be an old Terminal Island conventional loading.

  • Ralph Cantos
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    The PE #2235 was a standard 2 door WHITE transit with an underfloor 12 cylinder gasoline motor. They got 3-mpg!!

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