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Old Posted Nov 20, 2010, 5:32 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
An old Pacific Electric Car in Crestline CA.


Brian Norden
Here is the very same car, rescued by the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, back on wheels and awaiting restoration:

Orange Empire Railway Museum


I've looked in vain for a shot of this actual PE car (#179) in service. Below, however, is sister ship #173 stopped at Beverly Hills ca. 1920, which shows how #179 once looked, and presumably will again before too long. The 170-series cars were built in 1912 by Pullman and used at first by the Southern Pacific in Oakland before being transferred to SoCal, where they ran until 1934.

Orange Empire Railway Museum

Btw--the Orange Empire Railway Museum is an amazing operation, well worth the visit to get a sense of the vehicles (both Red and Yellow cars) that plied L.A. streets in the noir era: http://www.oerm.org/
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