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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
    (2752 items)

    The OERM being the Orange Empire Railway Museum. Aside from having Railroad equipment they have a huge collection of electric streetcars and railroads. Mostly the Los Angeles Railway (LARy) and Pacific Electric. LARy was a street car line that operated in the downtown Los Angeles area.
    This car was made in 1943 and was the last of these cars purchased by the LARy. As can be seen it has been fully restored. They also have 301 which was the first of this line of cars so they have the first and last.
    This car and the others have about a mile or so of track that goes around the museum. It is a narrower gauge than railroad track.

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    1. pajrr pajrr, 5 years ago
      This is a PCC Car (PCC= President's Conference Committee.) These cars were designed to replace older equipment. They were modern (like the buses at that time) and they only required 1 crewman. The operator would collect the fares. No conductor was needed. These cars were mostly single-ended, which means the car had to be turned (usually on a loop) at each end of the run. There are still PCC cars in operation, both in tourist service and regular daily service. Philadelphia still runs them (although rebuilt and modernized). NJ retired a fleet in around 2000 -01 and Pittsburgh used them until fairly recently, too
    2. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much pajrr for the additional information. LA should put one of these back in service. Perhaps on Wilshire from downtown to the Miracle Mile.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
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    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
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