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What's Big, and Red, and Runs All Over?
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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 4:42pm »
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See also:
 
http://www.erha.org/penml.htm
 
(courtesy: erha)


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 4:56pm »
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PE's ornate Santa Monica depot has a bit of interesting "celebrity trivia" to it; legendary comedienne Carol Burnett, in her best-selling memoirs "One More Time" tells of her weekend excursions from Hollywood out to Santa Monica, via the "Red Car" (1940's/very early 50's), where her dad (her folks had been divorced for years before this) would meet her and her best girlfriend to transfer to the bus and then to her paternal grandmother's for a weekend visit.
 
On Sundays, her dad would ride the bus back to the Santa Monica depot with them, and see them safely aboard a "Red Car" for the trip back to Hollywood.......
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe495.htm
 
(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)
 
"L.F.L."


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« Reply #22 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 6:00pm »
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L.F.L., your links are better than mine!
 
I grew up within ten miles of Rubio Canyon, and my first "adult" job was as a school bus driver in Pasadena.  I drove several routes that passed through Altadena, past the entrance to Rubio Canyon (though at the time I had very little knowledge of its storied past).  But looking at those old photographs I can again smell the sagebrush and chaparral, and recognize the same ridgelines I saw every day as a child.
 
Much of the old right-of-way is still open as a (strenuous) hiking trail, though in Southern California for more than half the year the risk of brushfire is so high that the trails are closed to hikers.  But in February or March it would be a delightful hike for the robust, and the vistas would more than offset the exertion.
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 6:08pm »
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Norm:
 
Thank you for the kind words......I try.........
 
I also greatly enjoy your links and postings as well; always both EDUCATIONAL and ENTERTAINING!
 
Back in the early 70's, when I was a junior in high school, I bought several motorized LEGO building sets, an built and operating incline railway/funicular, two tracks with a four track terminal at the base, based upon both about the Mt. Lowe incline and the old "Angel's Flight" in LA, with a bit of Pittsburgh thrown in for good measure!  
 
Man, I wish I had taken a few pictures back then......
 
"L.F.L."


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« Reply #24 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 6:17pm »
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I just came across this gem, from a hundred years ago--
 
It's apparently what is left of a Safety Training Film, showing the "right way" and the "wrong way" to handle various challenges.  It's a silent film (released in 1914). I am struck by how much has changed with regard to technology, and how little has changed with regard to human nature.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuqujE8L3nE

 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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LOCAL F LINE
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Norm:
 
As I an unable to watch videos at present, I cannot comment on them; however, I am sure that if YOU picked them, they MUST be more than worth watching!
 
"L.F.L."


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LOCAL F LINE
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"Beware......BIG brother is following you!"
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe150.htm
 
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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #27 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 6:33pm »
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"THE PASSING OF THE TORCH"......
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe336.htm
 
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LOCAL F LINE
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« Reply #28 on: Jun 4th, 2016, 6:41pm »
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This late 40's PE photo at the San Bernardino depot wonderfully illustrates the rich diversity of the PE at the time.
 
PE's frieght operations are represented by the hulking owl-eyed box motor in the foreground, while the WHITE bus in the background reminds us that, at one time, the "Red Car" also operated buses.
 
The small FORD bus is painted in the once-familiar "fruit salad" colors of the National City lines.....
 
http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe096.htm
 
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