MTA 1521 and 1527 at 6th and Main

Metropolitan Transit Authority (ex-Pacific Electric) blimps nos. 1521 (bound for San Pedro) and 1527 (bound for Long Beach) idle at 6th and Main in this moody image dated December 7, 1961.

Bruce Ward Photo

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  • Ed Weiss
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    The San Pedro car is in fact 1521. The date of the image would have to be prior to Dec. 1958 when San Pedro was abandoned.

  • Mike Campbell
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    Please note. although,not mentioned, there is an MTA Watts Local line,Hollywood Car on the far right track with the center doors open.The date credited for this picture is wrong for another reason: BY December 7.1961 All former PE (LAMTA) rail lines were abandoned. The last car on the last line,the Long Beach Line ran on April 9, 1961

  • Steve Crise
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    Hi Mike, Thanks for the update. Sometimes the only date we have on a slide is the processing date stamped on the slide by Kodak. In this case the date was hand written by Bruce Ward. But your points are very valid and you are most likely correct. Its all part of the fun of figuring these photos out. Thanks!

  • RIley
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    Last car left the station early AM April 9, 1961

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