1123 at Christmas Tree Lane

Looking up Santa Rosa Avenue (aka Christmas Tree Lane) in Altadena, Pacific Electric no. 1123 heads into Los Angeles via the Pasadena Short Line along East Mariposa Street in 1938. This is just 18 years after Christmas Tree Lane came into existence and three years after the Mount Lowe line of the PE had been closed down.

Craig Rasmussen Collection

Here’s the view of this location today:

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  • Bob Davis

    Not rail related, but this is the first photo I’ve seen of the odd streetlights that were once used in Altadena. I have a childhood memory of seeing them when we went to visit my dad’s relatives who live west of here. I think the light fixtures were designed to project illumination along the street, rather than in all directions. Does anyone have more information on these long-vanished lights?

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Harold Stewart Photo, Craig Rasmussen Collection