Stopped at Cerritos

February 24, 1957: Stopped southbound at Los Cerritos — probably the most beautiful stop on the entire line, with steps up from the tracks and a driveway between the two sets of steps so autos could pick up passengers.

At the time, many bankers and other business people from the adjacent Los Cerritos neighborhood took the PE to jobs in downtown Los Angeles. Because of the heavy patronage, Los Cerritos was the first stop outbound for the 3-car Long Beach Express trains.

The photographer grew up in the neighborhood and remembers the traffic jam at this stop on weekdays when two 3-car express trains arrived not far apart, each followed minutes later by a similarly size limited train.

Stephen Dudley Photo, Stephen Dudley Collection

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