Pacific Electric 5023 Southbound on Brand Boulevard

M. D. McCarter Image / Collection

M. D. McCarter Image / Collection

Pacific Electric PCC no. 5023 heads southbound on Brand Boulevard, passing just before the McMahon’s Furniture store, which this Los Angeles Times article details as having been at 225 South Brand Boulevard, between Caruso and Colorado.

M. D. McCarter Image / Collection

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  • Everett Neal

    The Pacific Electric Railway had only double-end PCCs – no single-end versions.

    • Bob Davis

      The PE PCCs were the first double-enders and the first with MU capability. PE required double-ended cars because many of their outer terminals did not have space for the loops or wyes needed by single ended PCCs. Cars could loop through 6th & Main, but not the Subway Terminal.

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