4509 in Torrance Front View
Pacific Electric “blimp” interurban no. 4509 is captured in Torrance. This ex-Northwestern Pacific no. 384 unit was shipped south by Southern Pacific in 1942 and reworked to become PE 4509. It would be renumbered 314 in 1947 and would survive until the end of service on the Pacific Electric in the 1960s. It’s part of the collection at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris.
Donald Duke Collection