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Postcard San Diego to La Jolla Motorcar Circa 1910

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    Posted 1 year ago

    fortapache
    (1817 items)

    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 year 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 year ago
      Love the hats.
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago
      Thank you very much clockerman.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much PostCardCollector. I go to Carlsbad sometimes.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 1 year 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 year ago
      Thank you
      JImam
      nutsabotas6
      Manikan
      blunderbuss2
      Fleamarkettammmy
      buckethead
      Radegunder
      MacDaddyRico
      vetraio50
      SpiritBear
      clockerman
      PostCardCollector
      shareurpassion
    10. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    11. Karenoke Karenoke, 1 year 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 year 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 year ago
      Thank you
      frisco
      ho2cultcha
      pw-collector
      Karenoke
      PhilDMorris
      Newfld
    14. flashlarue, 1 year ago
      It is a McKeen car. The McKeen Company made 152 of them between 1905 and 1917.
    15. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you very much flashlarue. I should amend the description.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      flashlarue
      Roycroftbooksfromme1
      SEAN68
    17. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you Gillian.
    18. pajrr pajrr, 1 year 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 year ago
      Thank you very much pajrr. Remind me to amend the description.
    20. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Thank you
      vintagelamp
      gargoylecollector
      Signaholic


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

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