Famed Disney animator Ward Kimball walks the rails before the old Pacific Electric Palms station as part of the “Save Our Station” (SOS) initiative that ultimately resulted in the station being relocated (it appears to be in process). The station is now part of the Heritage Square collection of architecture off the 110 Arroyo Freeway.
Alan Weeks Collection
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We’ll forgive Mr. Kimball for his “faux pas” of walking on the rails. Not only did he help save this station, he was also heavily involved in rescuing the Santa Fe Santa Anita station and having it relocated to the County Arboretum in Arcadia when it was threatened by the 210 Freeway project. And he will always be remembered for his pioneering work in railway preservation at his Grizzly Flats Railroad in San Gabriel, and making sure that his legacy would be carried on by establishing the “New Grizzly Flats” at Orange Empire.