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Donated by Alan Weeks
Thaddeus Lowe’s giant, three million candlepower searchlight at the top of the incline railway on Echo Mountain, circa 1894. The observatory is also visible in the background.
Here is an Ariel view of Venice Bvld showing the PE going down the middle all the way to the ocean! in this 1940s shot
Photo by Alan K Weeks. All Rights Reserved. Scanned from his negative collection with permission from Alan K Weeks for MLPSI / Steve Crise
Photographer: Alan K Weeks
Date: September 1951
Location: Santa Ana Wash / Duarte
Car#: PE 754
Line: Monrovia Glendora Line
Notes on back of Prints: 198 021
Alan K. Weeks Photo
All Rights Reserved
310 963 9265 USA
As of the passing of Shirley Temple, we have a short clip of her welcoming the new PCC cars of Los Angles.
Here is a photo of the huge spot light up on top of Echo Mountain. it was the largest search light in the world and said it could project light all the way to long beach and a man could read the news paper at night!
donated by Alan Weeks
Pacific Electric Railway Company’s Newport Beach Station, circa 1945.
Here we have a then and now shot of the Santa Anna line, which will become in later year the Bellflower line. In this photo we have a Blimp car with the Bellfower sign on it, crossing Paramount Bvld. and Rosecrans. in this late 1940’s shot! the track is still used in this portion as UP uses it to access a fuel refinery just past behind the photographer
Here is a photo of Mt. Lowe Incline from Rubio canyon to Echo Mtn. house, photo was taken some time in the early 1900’s
Here we have a peace full shot on the alpine division of mt. Lowe railway. This line would have taken you to the Alpine tavern from echo mtn.
The PE would like to wish all of you a very safe and happy new year! Thanks to all who follow and this coming year we are hoping to have more followers and we shall continue to bring you more great photos of Pacific Electric!
Here we have a Long Beach Limited heading back to Los Angeles on the Long Beach line, the red car just passed over compton creek. in the background you can see Artisa bvld.