The Interior of Pacific Electric 1216

By Ralph Cantos

This official photo from Arrow Studios beautifully illustrates the large, pleasing earth-toned, mohair-upholstered arm chairs that greeted passengers traveling on aboard the “Magnificent Six”, in this case, Pacific Electric no. 1216. Onboard water coolers and restrooms were also provided for the comfort of passengers. After passenger service to San Bernardino was abandoned in late 1941, the replacement service was provided by small, prewar gasoline-powered 35-foot White buses, something that loyal passengers on the San Bernardino line did not think highly of. I am told that one of these seats is preserved at OERM.

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