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Postcard San Diego to La Jolla Motorcar Circa 1910

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Posted 1 month ago

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An old postcard circa 1910. This combines a couple of my interests of railroads along with areas where I have lived. I lived in the San Diego area for 2 years. When I revisit the area it seems familiar yet unfamiliar.
The motor car here is a gasoline powered railcar. Quick note that La Jolla is pronounced La Hoya. La Jolla is now the most upscale area in San Diego back then it was probably sparsely populated judging by the size of the motor car. It is a rare vehicle as most rail equipment was steam powered or electric.

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 month ago
    Gee I never saw a car/train/trolley what is it ? I grew up in San Diego and knew La Jolla well but this photo was wayyyyyyyyy before me lol
  2. clockerman clockerman, 1 month ago
    Love the hats.
  3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 1 month ago
    My daughter and I drive to La Jolla and rent a place near the beach It does cost but it is SO worth it!!
  4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 month ago
    Oh Mani, that railway, not that particular car but the railroad is still and goes all the way from Fullerton to San Diego. There are some great stops along the way Oceanside, Encinitas etc... And look, on the card they even spelled La Jola wrong...you are right fort, it's two L's. Even the train has the two L's on it! haha

    Great post. The tide pools are amazing there and a gorgeous area to go scuba diving!
  5. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Manikan. I think everyone in the photo has passed on so it is a bit ahead of all of us.
  6. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much clockerman.
  7. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much PostCardCollector. I go to Carlsbad sometimes.
  8. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Shareurpassion. I've been wanting to take the train down the coast sometime.
    I didn't even notice they misspelled Ja Jolla. I like the sea lions and seals around there. The kids will have to find another beach.
  9. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    JImam
    nutsabotas6
    Manikan
    blunderbuss2
    Fleamarkettammmy
    buckethead
    Radegunder
    MacDaddyRico
    vetraio50
    SpiritBear
    clockerman
    PostCardCollector
    shareurpassion
  10. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you mikelv85.
  11. Karenoke Karenoke, 1 month ago
    If I’m not mistaken, there is still a bus/trolley making the same route.
    San Diego is the only city other than my hometown where I actually kinda know my way around.
    Very cool post card of people in very cool looking hot clothes...lol
  12. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Karenoke. I think the trolley that goes there now uses different tracks. There were and still are the old Santa Fe tracks which is probably what the old trolley used.
  13. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    frisco
    ho2cultcha
    pw-collector
    Karenoke
    PhilDMorris
    Newfld
  14. flashlarue, 1 month ago
    It is a McKeen car. The McKeen Company made 152 of them between 1905 and 1917.
  15. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much flashlarue. I should amend the description.
  16. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    flashlarue
    Roycroftbooksfromme1
    SEAN68
  17. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you Gillian.
  18. pajrr pajrr, 1 month ago
    That vehicle is a McKeen Motor Car, a gas mechanical self propelled railcar. They were not too successful and eventually a more reliable gas-electric technology took over. There are a couple preserved and a narrow gauge one that operates in a museum in Colorado.
  19. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much pajrr. Remind me to amend the description.
  20. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you
    vintagelamp
    gargoylecollector
    Signaholic


  21. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you kyratango.
  22. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 1 month ago
    Great post! Thanks for share.
  23. fortapache fortapache, 1 month ago
    Thank you very much Virginia.vintage.

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