Gas-Electrics 1501-1502

Donald Duke Collection

Donald Duke Collection

Pacific Electric’s General Electric gas-electrics nos. 1502 and 1502 sit idle in 1939 at Torrance Shops.

Donald Duke Collection

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  • Bob Davis

    There’s a photo showing 1501 in Arcadia in 1942. My guess is that it was brought in to work the SP Duarte Branch after it was abandoned between Alhambra and Arcadia, and turned over to PE. Arrival of GE 44-ton center cab diesels 1650 and 1651 meant that these oddball units could finally be retired in 1943.

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