Finding Aid for the Pacific Electric Railway Company Records

Finding aid prepared by Denise Villegas, 2012.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archives
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Library and Archives
Title: Pacific Electric Railway Company Records
Creator: Pacific Electric Railway Company
Identifier/Call Number: 70-DPGTL
Physical Description: 4.80 linear feet, 14 boxes
Date (inclusive): 1908-1964
Date (bulk): 1940-1950
Abstract: The Pacific Electric Railway Company, established by Henry Huntington, connected cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The records in this collection consist of information about rules and regulations governing employees, timetables and vehicle information, financial, operation, and service reports, as well as contracts and agreements made during the sale of Pacific Electric Railway Company property and stock to Metropolitan Coach Lines.
Physical Location: LACMTA Research Library and Archive

Biographical / Historical

Pacific Electric Railway (PERy) was created in 1901 with Henry Edwards Huntington as principal stockholder. Huntington completed the first PE line in 1902 which ran from Los Angeles to Long Beach. He later sold his shares to Southern Pacific in 1910.
In 1911 the “Great Merger” took place. Although continuing to operate under the Pacific Electric name, Southern Pacific Railway merged PERy with nearly all of the interurban railways in a four-county region of Southern California. PERy grew to connect various cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. PERy vehicles were commonly known as the Red Cars, the most obvious feature distinguishing PERy cars from the "Yellow Car" vehicles operated by the Los Angeles Railway.
As patronage on passenger rail lines declined after the second World War, PERy began converting rail routes to bus service. Eventually, in 1953, PERy sold its passenger operations to the Metropolitan Coach Lines. Metropolitan Coach Lines continued the conversion from rail passenger service to bus passenger service and the final former Pacific Electric Railway passenger rail line was converted to bus service in 1961. Southern Pacific Railway eventually abolished the Pacific Electric Railway Company in 1965, folding what little mileage remained of PERy’s freight operation into Southern Pacific’s own operation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Pacific Electric Railway Company was sold to the Metropolitan Coach Lines bus company, which was later acquired by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA). LAMTA was superseded by the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) in 1964. SCRTD’s library and its materials were retained by the successor agency, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, also known as Metro.

Separated Materials

Oversized material is located in the flat maps drawer.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Digitized copies of selected photographs available online. Advance notice required for physical access to collection. Contact LACMTA Research Library and Archive to make an appointment.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the LACMTA Research Library and Archive. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the LACMTA Research Library and Archive as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement that may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the LACMTA Research Library and Archive collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pacific Electric Railway Company Records, 70-DPGTL. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive.

Processing Information

Processed by Denise Villegas, 2012.

Related Materials

Records created by the Los Angeles Railway Corporation, which operated local rail passenger cars at the same time as the Pacific Electric Railway Company, and records created by Metropolitan Coach Lines, the company that acquired Pacific Electric’s passenger rail cars and buses, may be found in this repository.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following series:
  1. Reports, 1906-1954
  2. Employees, 1908-1953
  3. Vehicles and Line Locations, circa 1910-1950
  4. Maps and Routes, 1915-1957
  5. Public Relations, circa 1915-1950
  6. Corporate Culture, circa 1920 - circa 1940
  7. Facilities, 1940-1950
  8. Correspondence, 1952-1954
  9. Contracts and Agreements, 1953-1956
  10. Small Books, 1905-1951
  11. Miscellaneous, 1945-1964

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records created during the operation of the Pacific Electric Railway Company. Such records include examinations, application materials, and rules and regulations for employees, time tables, vehicle specifications, fare information, and service announcements, 26 issues of “Pacific Electric Magazine,” reports on accidents, finances, operations, and service, correspondence and interlining arrangements between the Pacific Electric Railway Company, Motor Transit Company, and Pacific Greyhound Lines, contract containing the agreements made in the sell of Pacific Electric Railway Company rail passenger cars to Metropolitan Coach Lines.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Electric railroads -- Cars
Labor unions -- California -- Los Angeles County
Local transit -- California -- Los Angeles County
Local transit -- Community relations -- California -- Los Angeles County
Local transit -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Maps
Pacific Electric Railway Company

 

Series 1 Reports 1906-1954

box 5, folder 16

Report of Commission on Railway Accidents circa 1906

Scope and Contents

Report on accidents from September 1, 1905 to September 1, 1906

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-23
box 5, folder 17

Reports 1925 April - 1934 April

Scope and Contents

1 copy of a summary of the “Report on Comprehensive Rapid Transit Plan for the City and County of Los Angeles” by Kelker DeLeuw and Company, a “Supplement to Report of Committee on Coordination of Terminal Facilities and Operations at Los Angeles and Glendale with Inclusion of Mechanical Departments”
box 5, folder 18-19, box 6, folder 1-10, box 7, folder 1-10

California Railroad Commission Application 13460, Report on Pacific Electric Railway 1928 January

Scope and Contents

3 copies of the California Railroad Commission Application 13460, Report on Pacific Electric Railway.

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-8
box 7, folder 11

Report of Committee on Coordination of Station Facilities and Operations at Common Points in Southern California Not Including Los Angeles and Glendale 1934 March 15

Scope and Contents

A report created by a committee made of employees from AT & SF Railway, UP System, Pacific Electric Railway, and SP Company to investigate the possibility of consolidating stations throughout Southern California
box 8

California Railroad Commission, Application No. 21656 1938 November 18

Scope and Contents

Report on engineering survey, section A, General Problem and Historical Data and section E, Service and Operating Conditions, Volume 10, Sections F and G, Conclusions and recommendations

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-26, 70-27, 70-28
box 8, folder 1

Rehabilitation Program 1942 January 28

Scope and Contents

A report titled, "Pacific Electric Railway Company's Rehabilitation Program Showing Applications Made to and Decisions Rendered by the California Railroad Commission and Progress Made in Making the Various Items of the Plan Effective."

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-12
box 12

Breakdown of Man Hours Involved in Estimated Full Year of all Motor Coach Operations 1942 June 01

Scope and Contents

Report from the Pacific Electric Railway Company's Bureau of Research titled "Breakdown of Man-Hours Involved in Estimated Full Year of All Motor Coach Operations (Based on Analyses of Schedules in Effect as of March 15, 1942)"
box 8, folder 2

Transportation Survey of Main Street and Rerouting of Pacific Electric Railway Coach and Rail Lines 1942 August 07

Scope and Contents

A report in connection with Application No. 17984. Contains a plate with a map of LARy and PERy routes.

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-13.
box 8, folder 3

Appraisal Report, M-2 Parcels, "Vineyard" District 1948 September 09

Scope and Contents

Appraisal of "three parcels of M-2 zone land" performed by Geo. H Coffin & Son Realtors/Appraisors for Los Angeles Transit Lines and Pacific Electric Railway

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-32
box 8, folder 4

Survey of Conditions of tracks on Lines Proposed for Abandonment 1949 December 14

Scope and Contents

Submitted as part of Application No. 30095 to entirely abandon and remove tracks of specific PERy rail lines

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-123
box 8, folder 5-6

Finance Docket No. 15606 circa 1950

Scope and Contents

Finance Docket No. 16506 submitted before the Interstate Commerce Commission as part of the requirements to authorize abandonment of rail lines in Los Angeles. This includes the Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena Oak Knoll Line, Monrovia-Glendora Line, Sierra Madre Line, Sierra Vista Line, Alhambra Line, Venice Short Line, Subway - Hollywood Blvd. - San Vicente Blvd. - Echo Park Avenue Line, and the Subway - Santa Monica Blvd. - West Hollywood - Van Nuys Line
box 12, folder 6

Condition of Overhead Facilities – Southern District 1954 September 15

Scope and Contents

2 copies of a table titled “Pacific Electric Railway Company, Condition of Overhead Facilities – Southern District – as of September 15, 1954”, listing sections, miles spanned in each section, number of main tracks, the type of overhead construction for each section, and the estimated cost to bring to standard for five years of continued operations in terms of overhead, spans, poles, anchors, bonding, and signals
 

Series 2 Employees 1908-1953

box 2, folder 2

Train Orders 1908 April - 1908 August

Scope and Contents

36 forms indicating the meeting of trains

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-6
box 2, folder 3

Exams circa 1915 - circa 1950

Scope and Contents

1 booklet titled, "Motormen's Examination on Equipment: Questions and Answers Covering the Equipment Used on the Pacific Electric System", 1 "Examination on Rules and Regulations of the Transportation Department for Brakemen, Firemen, Yardmen, and Hostlers" This was the written portion of an applicant exam that was followed by an oral exam. Green pen and red pencil markings on some pages

Processing Information

Item no. 70-85, 70-1.
box 2, folder 4

Pacific Electric Magazine 1922 September - 1938 December

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the September 1922 issue, 1 copy of the June 1937 issue, 1 copy of the January 1938 issue, 1 copy of the March 1938 issue, 1 copy of the April 1938 issue, 1 copy of the May 1938 issue, 1 copy of the September 1938 issue, 1 copy of the October 1938 issue, 1 copy of the November 1938 issue, 2 copies of the December 1938 issue
box 2, folder 5

Pacific Electric Magazine 1939 January - 1941 March

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the January 1939 issue, 1 copy of the February 1939 issue, 1 copy of the August 1939 issue, 1 copy of the February 1948 issue, 1 copy of the March 1940 issue, 1 copy of the May 1940 issue, 1 copy of the August 1940 issue, 1 copy of the October 1940 issue, 1 copy of the November 1940 issue, 1 copy of the February 1941 issue, 1 copy of the March 1941 issue
box 2, folder 6

Pacific Electric Magazine 1941 April - 1942 May

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the April 1941 issue, 1 copy of the July 1941 issue, 1 copy of the September 1941 issue, 1 copy of the November 1941 issue, 1 copy of the December 1941 issue, 1 copy of the February 1942 issue, 1 copy of the March 1942 issue, 1 copy of the April 1942 issue, 1 copy of the May 1942 issue
box 2, folder 7

Pacific Electric Magazine 1942 June - 1943 August

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the June 1942 issue, 1 copy of the September 1942 issue, 1 copy of the November 1942 issue, 1 copy of the December 1942 issue, 1 copy of the April 1943 issue, 1 copy of the May 1943 issue, 1 copy of the June 1943 issue, 1 copy of the July 1943 issue, 1 copy of the August 1943 issue
box 2, folder 8

Pacific Electric Magazine 1943 September - 1944 June

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the September 1943 issue, 1 copy of the October 1943 issue, 1 copy of the November 1943 issue, 1 copy of the January 1944 issue, 1 copy of the February 1944 issue, 1 copy of the March 1944 issue, 1 copy of the April 1944 issue, 1 copy of the May 1944 issue, 1 copy of the June 1944 issue
box 2, folder 9

Pacific Electric Magazine 1944 July - 1945 January

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the July 1944 issue, 1 copy of the August 1944 issue, 1 copy of the September 1944 issue, 1 copy of the October 1944 issue, 1 copy of the November 1944 issue, 1 copy of the December 1944 issue, 1 copy of the January 1945 issue
box 2, folder 10

Pacific Electric Magazine 1944 February - 1945 August

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the February 1945 issue, 1 copy of the March 1945 issue, 1 copy of the April 1945 issue, 1 copy of the May 1945 issue, 1 copy of the June 1945 issue, 1 copy of the July 1945 issue, 1 copy of the August 1945 issue
box 2, folder 11

Pacific Electric Magazine 1945 September - 1946 February

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the September 1945 issue, 1 copy of the October 1945 issue, 1 copy of the November 1945 issue, 1 copy of the December 1945 issue, 1 copy of the January 1946 issue, 1 copy of the February 1946 issue
box 2, folder 12

Pacific Electric Magazine 1946 March - 1946 December

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the March-April 1946 issue, 1 copy of the May 1946 issue, 1 copy of the June 1946 issue, 1 copy of the July-August 1946 issue, 1 copy of the September-October 1946 issue, 1 copy of the November-December 1946 issue
box 3, folder 1

Pacific Electric Magazine 1947

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the January-February 1947 issue, 1 copy of the March-April 1947 issue, 1 copy of the May-June 1947 issue, 1 copy of the July-August 1947 issue, 1 copy of the September-October 1947 issue, 1 copy of the November-December 1947 issue
box 3, folder 2

Pacific Electric Magazine 1948

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the January-February 1948 issue, 1 copy of the March-April 1948 issue, 1 copy of the May-June 1948 issue, 1 copy of the July-August 1948 issue, 1 copy of the September-October 1948 issue, 2 copies of the November-December 1948 issue
box 3, folder 3

Pacific Electric Magazine 1949

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the January-February 1949 issue, 1 copy of the March-April 1949 issue, 1 copy of the May-June 1949 issue, 1 copy of the July-August 1949 issue, 2 copies of the September-October 1949 issue, 1 copy of the November-December 1949 issue
box 3, folder 4

Pacific Electric Magazine 1950

Scope and Contents

2 copies of the January-February 1950 issue, 1 copy of the March-April 1950 issue, 3 copies of the July 1950 issue, 1 copy of the October 1950 issue, 2 copies of the December 1950 issue
box 3, folder 5

Pacific Electric Magazine 1951

Scope and Contents

2 copies of the February 1951 issue, 1 copy of the April 1951 issue, 1 copy of the June 1951 issue, 2 copies of the August 1951 issue, 2 copies of the October 1951 issue, 2 copies of the December 1951 issue
box 3, folder 6

Pacific Electric Magazine 1952

Scope and Contents

2 copies of the February 1952 issue, 1 copy of the April 1952 issue (cover misprint says April 1951), 1 copy of the June 1952 issue, 2 copies of the August 1952 issue, 2 copies of the October 1952 issue, 4 copies of the December 1952 issue
box 3, folder 7

Pacific Electric Magazine 1953 February - 1953 June

Scope and Contents

3 copies of the February 1953 issue, 2 copies of the April 1953 issue, 3 copies of the June 1953 issue
box 3, folder 8

Pacific Electric Magazine 1953 August - 1953 October

Scope and Contents

1 copy of the August 1953 issue, 3 copies of the October 1953 issue
box 12, folder 1

Application for Employment 1920 September

Scope and Contents

1 job application submitted by James Adams for the position of ticket clerk

Processing Information

Item no. 70-5
box 3, folder 9

List of Officers, Representatives, Agents, and Stations 1928 April 28

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of an alphabetical list of officers, representatives, agents, and stations

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-72
box 3, folder 10

Pacific Electric Railway Company Rules and Regulations and Rates of Pay 1934 September 16

Scope and Contents

PERy's terms of employment and compensation

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 3, folder 11

Agreement Between the Pacific Electric Railway Company and the United Transport Service Employees of America 1942 July

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the United Transport Service Employees of America regarding hours of service and working conditions of "Red Cap Station Porters employed at Sixth and Main Street Station"

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 3, folder 12

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and the American Train Dispatchers Association 1944 March 04

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the American Train Dispatchers Association regarding employment conditions, revised from November 1, 1936

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 3, folder 13

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and all that Class of Clerks, and Other Office, Station, and Store Employees 1946 October

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees regarding employment rules and conditions

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 1

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and Employees of the Mechanical Department 1946 November

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the System Federation No. 159, Railway Employees' Department, A. F. of L., Mechanical Section regarding working hours, overtime, and meal times

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 2

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and its Terminal Foremen, Station Masters, and Train Dispatchers 1949 September

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the American Train Dispatchers Association regarding Hours of Service - Overtime, Rest Days and Relief Service, Rates and Application of Pay, Seniority, Discipline - Investigations, and Attending Court

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 3

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and the Employees of the Mechanical Department 1949 September

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PER and System Federation No.159, Railway Employees' Department, A. F. of L. Mechanical Section regarding employment rules

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 4

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company & its Agents, Assistant Agents, Ticket Agents, Assistant Ticket Agents, and Towermen 1949 September

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the Order of Railroad Telegraphers regarding employment and compensation

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 5

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and Foremen and/or Supervisors of Mechanics 1952 December

Scope and Contents

Agreement met by PERy and the American Railway Supervisors Association, Incorporated regarding Basis of Pay, Preservation of Rates, Rating New Positions, Hours of Service, Rest Days and Relief, Personal Expenses, Seniority, Positions Abolished, Vacations, Transportation free Committeemen, Official Positions - Leaves of Absences, and Grievances

Processing Information

Cataloged with other PERy/Union agreements as Item no. 70-31
box 4, folder 6

Fare Collection circa 1940

Scope and Contents

8 8x10 black and white photographic prints and 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting Pacific Electric Railway conductors and bus operators collecting fare from patrons
box 4, folder 7-8

Personnel circa 1940

Scope and Contents

26 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 19 5x7 black and photo negatives, and 7 3x4 black and white photographic prints depicting employees of the Pacific Electric Railway Company
box 4, folder 9

Agreements with Employee Unions 1944

Scope and Contents

1 copy of an “Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and the American Train Dispatchers Association, Station Masters, Effective November 1, 1936 (corrected to include revisions to March 4, 1944)”
box 4, folder 10

Pay and Regulations for Trainmen 1946 October

Scope and Contents

1 booklet detailing schedule of pay and regulations for trainmen effective January 1, 1942 with revisions to October 1, 1946
box 4, folder 11

Bowling circa 1950

Scope and Contents

1 5x7 black and white photo print, 1 newspaper clipping, and 1 8x10 black and white photo print depicting Pacific Electric Railway’s employee bowling team Joint Passenger Tariff, 1932 – 1952 Box 4, Folder 12 Joint Passenger Tariff No.1109, March 22, 1932, March 21, 1934 Details of the joint passenger tariff accepted by PERy, Motor Transit Company, and Pacific Greyhound Lines

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
box 4, folder 12

Joint Passenger Tariff No. 1109 1932 March 22 - 1934 March 21

Scope and Contents

Tariff document naming fare changes for Pacific Electric and Pacific Greyhound lines, marked with pencil annotations (1932), and "Supplement No. 2" amendment to tariff regarding Pacific Greyhound Lines and Laguna Beach-Santa Ana Stage Line (1934).
box 4, folder 13-14

Correspondence 1935 January 14-1956 November 02

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between H.O. Marler (Motor Transit Company), D.W. Pontius (Pacific Electric Railway Co.), and R.R. Wilson, W.E. Travis (Pacific Greyhound Lines), L.D. Jones (Pacific Greyhound Lines), F.W. Ackerman discussing the details of joint passenger tariff

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
box 4, folder 15

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1390 1942-06

Scope and Contents

Pacific Electric Railway (West Beach Lines) Local Passenger Tariff No. 1390 naming one-way and round-trip fares also fares for ten-ride, thirty-ride, and forty-ride school commutation tickets between points on Venice Short Line, Santa Monica via Beverly Hills Motor Coach Line, Redondo Beach via Del Rey Motor Coach Line, Redondo Beach via El Segundo Motor Coach Line, Santa Monica Air Line, Hollywood-Beverly Hills-University Motor Coach Line
box 4, folder 16

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1449 1946 August 10

Scope and Contents

Contains a distance table, fares, rules and regulations for the Venice Short Line, Redondo Beach Motor Coach Line via Playa Del Rey, Via la Tijera Blvd, Santa Monica via Beverly Hills Motor Coach Line, Los Angeles - Hollywood - Beverly Hills Rail Line, Hollywood - Beverly Hills - University Motor Coach Line, Beverly-Sunset Blvd. Motor Coach Line

Processing Information

Cover and beginning of Section 1 are missing
box 4, folder 17

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1492 1952 January 18

Scope and Contents

Pacific Electric Railway (Northern District) Local Passenger Tariff No. 1492 cancels local passenger tariff no. 1462, one way fares, also, fares for thirt-ride commutation tickets and forty-ride school commutation tickets between stations on northern district lines - not including los angeles local lines - also fares and optional route arrangements applying to and from certain points on motor transit district lines.

Processing Information

Deteriorating cover removed and photocopied
box 4, folder 18

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1493 1952 January 18

Scope and Contents

Pacific Electric Railway (Southern District) Local Passenger Tariff No. 1493 cancels local passenger tariff no. 1463. One way fares, also, fares for thirty-ride commutation tickets and forty-ride school commutation tickets between stations on Southern District lines, not including Los Angeles local lines

Processing Information

Deteriorating cover removed and photocopied
box 4, folder 19

Local Passenger Tariff No. 1464 1952-01

Scope and Contents

Pacific Electric Railway (Motor Transit District) Local Passenger Tariff No. 1494 cancels local passenger tariff no. 1494. One way fares, also, fares for thirty-ride commutation tickets and forty-ride commutation tickets between stations on Motor Transit District Lines. Also, fares and optional route arrangements applying to certain points on Northern District Lines.

Processing Information

Deteriorating cover removed and photocopied
box 4, folder 20

Mileage Revenue Tables circa 1943

Scope and Contents

Recaps for various groups including mileage and revenue

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
box 4, folder 21

Circular P.D. No. 1850 1946October

Scope and Contents

Pacific Electric Railway Company Passenger Traffic Department Circular P.D. No. 1850 cancels circular p.d. no. 1761. Instructions for conductors, operators, and agents
box 4, folder 22

Interlining Agreements 1948 July

Scope and Contents

List of PE stations at which Pacific greyhound Lines' tickets are to be sold and where Pacific Greyhound Lines' buses and passengers may use terminal facilities, draft of contract containing details of arrangements beteen PERy and Pacific Greyhound Lines

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
box 12, folder 2

Interlining Agreements 1948 July

Scope and Contents

List of PE stations at which Pacific greyhound Lines' tickets are to be sold and where Pacific Greyhound Lines' buses and passengers may use terminal facilities, draft of contract containing details of arrangements beteen PERy and Pacific Greyhound Lines

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
 

Series 3 Vehicles and Line Locations 1910-1950

box 8, folder 7

Balloon Route Trolley Trip circa 1910

Scope and Contents

11 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Pacific Electric Railway balloon route trolley trip, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting passengers on Balloon Route trips
box 8, folder 8

Tilton's Trolley Trip circa 1910

Scope and Contents

1 booklet describing Tilton’s Trolley Trip
box 8, folder 9

Glendale Line circa 1910

Scope and Contents

10 5x7 black and white photo negatives, 6 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 6 3x4 black and white photographic prints, and 1 5x7 black and white print depicting Pacific Electric Railway service to Glendale
box 8, folder 10-11

Mount Lowe circa 1910, 1952

Scope and Contents

28 5x7 black and white photo negatives, 32 black and white 8x10 photographic prints, and 4 5x7 black and white photographic prints depicting Pacific Electric Railway service to Mount Lowe including photos depicting Echo Mountain and the Rubio Canyon Station, 1 postcard addressed to Mr. Silliman from H.R. Sturtevant (?) thanking him for a copy of the April P.E. Bulletin and providing a reference to Chas S. Lawrence as the official photographer for PERy who might have pictures for a "possible future article on the Mt. Lowe Trip.", handwritten notes containing names and addresses of A.P. Smith, Fred Roberts, Claude Latham (?), Dave Claudin, and Chas Lawrence, 1 page of handwritten notes about the Mt. Lowe Line, 15 pages with numbers and captions

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-2, 70-23
box 8, folder 12

Vehicle Information circa 1911-1913

Scope and Contents

Specifications about 400 Class Cars, 450 Class Cars, 496 Class Cars, 1252 Class Cars, Press information about improvements made to interurban passenger cars

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-23. Pages with numbers and captions had a note from a previous processor saying that they referred to numbers written on a set of negatives. Those negatives were not found in this collection
box 8, folder 13

Western District circa 1930

Scope and Contents

13 black and white 8x10 photographs, 1 3x4 black and white photographs and 1 3x4 black and white photo negative depicting Pacific Electric Railway Service in the Western District
box 9, folder 1

Bascule Bridge circa 1940

Scope and Contents

5 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting Pacific Electric Railway service over the Henry Ford Bridge (a bascule bridge also known as the Badger Avenue bridge) connecting Terminal Island and San Pedro.
box 9, folder 2

Catalina Dock circa 1940

Scope and Contents

2 8x10 black and white photographs and 1 5x7 black and white negative depicting Pacific Electric Railway streetcars at the Catalina Dock
box 9, folder 3

Freight circa 1940

Scope and Contents

12 5x7 black and white photographic negatives, 1 3x4 black and white photographic print, 1 8x10 black and white photographic print depicting Pacific Electric freight trains
box 9, folder 4

Monrovia Line circa 1940

Scope and Contents

7 8x10 black and white photographs, 1 5x7 black and white photo print, 6 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting Pacific Electric Railway service in Monrovia
box 9, folder 5

Northern District circa 1940

Scope and Contents

5 3x4 black and white photographs and 4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting Pacific Electric Railway service in the Northern District
box 9, folder 6

San Fernando Valley Line circa 1940

Scope and Contents

4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting Pacific Electric Railway Service in the San Fernando Valley
box 9, folder 7

Southern District circa 1940

Scope and Contents

2 8x10 black and white photographic prints and 1 3x4 black and white photographic print depicting Pacific Electric Railway streetcars operating in the Southern District
box 9, folder 8

Wilmington – San Pedro circa 1940

Scope and Contents

4 8x10 black and white photographic prints and 8 3x4 black and white photographs depicting the Henry Ford Bridge, also called the Badger Avenue Bridge: a bascule bridge used by Pacific Electric Railway streetcars to access the San Pedro harbor
 

Subseries 3.1 Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

box 9, folder 9

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

20 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 1 7x4 black and white photographic print, 11 5x7 black and white photographic prints depicting Pacific Electric Railway streetcars
box 9, folder 10

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

28 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 1 3x5 color photographic depicting Pacific Electric Railway streetcars
box 9, folder 11

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

11 8x10 black and white photographic prints photographic depicting Pacific Electric Railway streetcars
box 9, folder 12

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 20, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 45, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 93, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 159, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 219, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 220, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 224, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 225, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 227, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 246, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 251, 5 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 300, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 301, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 311, 5 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 317, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 379, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 401, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 404, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 411, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 432
box 9, folder 13

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 450, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 451, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 497, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 498, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 592, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 601, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 605, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 614, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 625, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 632, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 640, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 644, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 645, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 650, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 656, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 665, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 683
box 9, folder 14

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 683, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 691, 3 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 693, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 701, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 707, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 719, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 722, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 729, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 732, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 736, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 749, 4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 752, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 885, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 952, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 960, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 982, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 989
box 9, folder 15

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

1 5x7 black and white negative depicting streetcar 1262, 4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 1263, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 1373, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 1439, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 4514, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 4515, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 4516, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 4602, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 4643, 16 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5000, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5004, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5005
box 9, folder 16

Streetcar Photographs circa 1943

Scope and Contents

6 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5005, 5 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5006, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5018, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5020, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5022, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5025, 9 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5050, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5054, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting streetcar 5063, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5084, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting streetcar 5092
box 10, folder 1-2, box 12, folder 10

Motor Coach Rosters circa 1945

Scope and Contents

Specifications about 220, 225, 315, 1685, 1910, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2220, 2261, 2300, 2320, 2380, 2395, 2400, 2410, 2500, 2600, 2619, 2639, 2678, 2701 - 2800, 3000 class motor coaches, 1 spreadsheet containing information about how many motor coaches of each type and class were operated by Los Angeles Motor Coach and owned by Pacific Electric Railway Company

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-135, 70-136, 70-137, 70-138, 70-139, 70-140, 70-141, 70-142, 70-143, 70-144, 70-145, 70-146, 70-147, 70-148, 70-149, 70-150, 70-151, 70-152, 70-153, 70-154, 70-155, 70-156, 70-157, 70-158, 70-159, 70-160, 70-161
 

Bus Photographs Subseries 3.2 circa 1950

box 10, folder 3

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 20, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 303, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 315, 3 8x10 black and white photo negatives depicting the exterior of bus 372, 1 8x10 black and white photo negative depicting the exterior of bus 405, 1 8x10 black and white photo negative depicting the interior of bus 405, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 1652, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 1691, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 1920, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2004, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2074, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2077, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2120, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2125, 9 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2129, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2150, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2200, 4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2230
box 10, folder 4

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2240, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2241, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2245, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2248, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2280, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the interior of bus 2307, 4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2335, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2335, 2 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting the interior of bus 2339, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2340, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2345, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2382, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting the exterior of bus 2385, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2386, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2399, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2403, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the interior of bus 2610, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2622, 2 8x10 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2664, 2 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting the interior of bus 2692, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2700, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2710, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2740, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2779, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2823, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2838, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2845, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2849, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2904, 1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting bus 2906, 2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 2907, 2 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting the interior of bus 3003, 3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting bus 3004
box 10, folder 5

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

5 7x9 black and white photographic prints depicting early models of Pacific Electric Railway buses, 1 7x9 and 1 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting bus 55 and other buses of the same model, 1 5x7 black and white photographic print depicting bus 69, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting the interior of bus 208, 4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 220, 4 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting bus 228, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 315, 4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 372, 4 8x10 black and white photographic prints and 10 5x7 black and white photographic prints depicting bus 405
box 10, folder 6

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 1686, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 1911, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2000, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2007, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2009, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2043, 5 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2050
box 10, folder 7

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2056, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2056, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2082, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2084, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2100, 5 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2125, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2206, 5 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2230, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2272, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2280
box 10, folder 8

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2307, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2307, 4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2320, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2339, 4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2385, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2339, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2399, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2403, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2418, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2502
box 10, folder 9

Bus Photographs circa 1950

Scope and Contents

4 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2533, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2610, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2622, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2664, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2692, 5 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 2712, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2781, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2903, 1 8x10 black and white photograph depicting bus 2918, 3 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 3003, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting bus 3004
box 11, folder 1

Hollywood Line circa 1950

Scope and Contents

5 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting Pacific Electric Railway service on the Hollywood Line
box 11, folder 2

San Fernando Valley Line circa 1950

Scope and Contents

8 8x10 black and white photographs and 4 5x7 black and white photographic negatives depicting Pacific Electric Railway service to the San Fernando Valley
box 11, folder 3

Sierra Madre line circa 1950

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting Pacific Electric Railway service to Sierra Madre
box 11, folder 4

Dimensions undated

Scope and Contents

Dimensions, including measurements, material, equipment, weights, and number of seats for 650 - 749, 5000-5029, 1001- 1027, 1100-1149, 1200-1221 series cars

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item 70-83. Appears to be scanned from a book. If we have this book, we do not need these copies in the archive
box 11, folder 5

Sold to other agencies undated

Scope and Contents

7 8x10 black and white photographs depicting streetcars that had been sold to Portland Traction, 3 5x7 black and white photographs, 7 black and white 8x10 photographic prints, 1 5x5 black and white photographic print, and 2 5x7 black and white negatives depicting Pacific Electric vehicles sold to FC Urquizen in Buenos Aires, Argentina
box 12, folder 7

Sold to other agencies undated

Scope and Contents

magazine template for PE magazine featuring a story about sending cars to Buenos Aires
box 11, folder 6

Non-revenue Cars undated

Scope and Contents

1 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 2 3x4 black and white photographic prints depicting Pacific Electric Railway Company non-revenue cars
 

Series 4 Maps and Routes 1915-1917

box 5, folder 1

Timetables bulk

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of several PE lines from 1915, Photocopy of Whittier Line La Habra - Fullerton Line service, Photocopy of Catalina - Wilmington Service, Photocopy of Motor Coach Lines service in Glendale, 2 timetables for Long Beach - Huntington Park Motor Coach Line service, Los Angeles Local lines service, Beverly - Sunset Blvds. motor coach lines service, Hollywood - Beverly Hills - University motor coach line service, Venice Short Line service, 1 photocopy of “Routes and Service of the Motor Coach Lines in the City of Glendale, in effect March 1, 1934, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa- Glendora Line dated December 23, 1936, 1 copy of a timetable for the Alhambra – San Gabriel – Temple City Line dated February 13, 1937, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line dated July 27, 1937, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line dated February 21, 1938, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line dated November 7, 1938, 1 copy of a timetable for the Alhambra – San Gabriel – Temple City Line dated November 11, 1938, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line dated March 1, 1939, 1 copy of a timetable for the Alhambra – San Gabriel – Temple City Line dated June 16, 1939, 1 copy of a timetable for the Garvey Avenue Line dated January 25, 1939, copy of a timetable for the Alhambra – San Gabriel – Temple City Line dated January 15, 1940, 1 timetable effective May 20, 1943 listing service from Los Angeles to Long Beach and Los Angeles to San Pedro, 1 timetable listing rail service on the Los Angeles – Huntington Beach – Newport Beach line, 2 copies of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line and Sierra Madre Line dated June 1, 1943, 1 copy of a timetable for the Los Angeles-Huntington Beach-Newport Beach Rail Line dated June 28, 1943, 2 copies of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line and Sierra Madre Line dated December 16, 1946, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line and Sierra Madre Line dated April 11, 1947, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line and Sierra Madre Line dated May 22, 1947, 1 copy of a timetable for the Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora Line and Sierra Madre Line dated June 10, 1949, 1 booklet containing time tables for various Pacific Electric Railway lines dated December 1, 1937, 1 copy of a timetable for special service to Santa Anita Park for the 1938-39 meeting, 1 copy of a timetable for special service to Santa Anita Park for the 1939-40 stakes, 1 copy of a timetable for special service to Santa Anita Park for the 1940-41 meeting, 1 announcement of new service on the Los Angeles-Monrovia Glendora Motor Coach Line, Los Angeles - via Beverly Hills motor coach service, Los Angeles - Long Beach Los Angeles - San Pedro rail service, Arcadia-Monrovia-Azusa-Glendora rail service, Los Angeles - Huntington beach - Newport Beach rail service, Los Angeles Local Lines rail and motor coach service, Pacific Electric Railway Company TimeTable No. 1, Venice Short Line rail service, Arlington Riverside San Bernadino Redlands motor coach service, Hollywood - Beverly Hills - University motor coach service, Riverside service

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-27, 70-60, 70-22, 70-33, 70-57, 70-58, 70-70, 70-52, 70-54, 70-55, 70-56, 70-44, 70-45, 70-42, 70-68, 70-60, 70-59, 70-65, 70-17, 70-51, 70-48, 70-50, 70-47, 70-76, several items written on by previous archivist
box 12, folder 3

Timetables 1937-1948

Scope and Contents

Glendale Local Motor Coach Lines timetable (August 9, 1937), Los Angeles - Fullerton - Santa Ana Line timetable (July 14, 1939), Los Angeles – San Bernadino – Riverside – Redlands Motor Transit Line timetable (November 6, 1939), Los Angeles - Fullerton - Santa Ana Line timetable (July 14, 1939), Venice Short Line timetable (July 1, 1940), Whittier Blvd. Local Motor Line (October 6, 1948).

Separated Materials

Separated from timetables in Box 5, Folder 1 due to size.

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as 70-51, 70-48, 70 – 50, 70-47, 70-76
box 12, folder 4

Profile maps 1919-02

Scope and Contents

Condensed profile of the Hawthorne El Nido Line

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-138
box 5, folder 2

Official Distance Table 1929-03

Scope and Contents

Official Distance Table for Passenger Rate Purposes

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-10
box 5, folder 3

New Service Announcements 1950 September -1953-06

Scope and Contents

New service announcements for the Los Angeles - Culver City - Venice, Los Angeles - Monrovia - Glendora, Los Angeles - Sierra Vista, Los Angeles (Hill St.) - North Hollywood - Van Nuys via Hollywood, and the Hill St. - Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood Motor Coach Lines

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-123, 70-128, 70-125, 70-124, 70-126
box 5, folder 4

Maps circa 1952

Scope and Contents

1 35mm color slide depicting a map of Pacific Electric service circa 1952, 1 1952 map of the Pacific Electric Lines
 

Series 5 Public Relations 1915-1950

box 5, folder 5

Publicity Photos circa 1915 - circa 1950

Scope and Contents

1 8x10 black and white photo print and 2 5x7 black and white photo prints depicting a “bathing beauties” contest, 1 8x10 black and white photo print and 1 3x4 black and white photo negative depicting passengers sitting inside of a Pacific Electric Railway streetcar, 2 8x10 black and white photo prints and 1 3x4 black and white photo negative depicting passengers exiting a Pacific Electric Railway streetcar, 2 8x10 black and white photographs depicting Pacific Electric Railway employees at the L.A. County Fair
box 5, folder 6

Rose Hill Station circa 1935

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting passengers boarding at Rose Hill Station
box 5, folder 7

Temple City Line Extension Ceremony 1946

Scope and Contents

4 black and white 8x10 photographs depicting the Temple City Line extension ceremony
box 5, folder 8, box 5, folder 9, box 5, folder 10, box 5, folder 11

Newspaper Clippings Re: Modernization Program 1949 February 28-1950 January 01

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings of articles mentioning the replacement of Pacific Electric rail lines with bus service.
box 5, folder 12

PERy Scope 1950 September

Scope and Contents

1 issue of "PERy Scope"

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-4
box 5, folder 13

Advertisements undated

Scope and Contents

4 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting advertisements printed by the Pacific Electric Railway company
box 5, folder 14

Rerouting of bus line in Fontana undated

Scope and Contents

8 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting publicity stills taken for the rerouting of bus lines in Fontana
box 5, folder 15

Posters undated

Scope and Contents

8 black and white 5x7 photo negatives and 2 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting courtesy posters, employee morale posters, a bond poster, and safety posters
 

Series 6 Corporate Culture 1920-1954

box 1, folder 1

Pacific Electric Hill Street Station circa 1920 - circa 1940

Scope and Contents

2 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Hill Street Station, 9 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting passengers in the interior of the Pacific Electric Railway Hill Street Station.
box 1, folder 2

Butte Street Yards circa 1940

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Butte Street Yards.
box 1, folder 3

Supervisor's Car circa 1940

Scope and Contents

4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting Pacific Electric supervisor’s cars and radio controls
box 1, folder 4-6

Pacific Electric Railway and WWII circa 1942

Scope and Contents

Folder 4: 25 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting WWII soldiers boarding Pacific Electric Railway vehicles at the 6th and Main Street Station Folder 5: 6 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting WWII soldiers boarding Pacific Electric Railway vehicles at the 6th and Main Street Station, 7 8x10 black and white photographic print depicting WWII soldiers boarding Pacific Electric Railway vehicles at the San Bernardino station, 3 black and white photographic prints depicting the Navy Car, 5 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting WWII soldiers boarding streetcars at the San Bernardino Station, 6 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting Victory in the Pacific Day celebrations outside of the Pacific Electric Railway Building at 6th Street and Main Street in downtown Los Angeles Folder 6: 6 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting WWII soldiers boarding streetcars, 1 8x10 black and white photographic print depicting the “Victory Train/Tokyo Special” locomotive running through downtown Los Angeles with a layout superimposed to be used as the cover for the September 1945 issue of Pacific Electric Magazine
box 1, folder 7

Token Storage 1943

Scope and Contents

3 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting token storage at the Pacific Electric Railway building
box 1, folder 8

Pacific Electric Subway Terminal 1946 May 1954

Scope and Contents

15 5x7 black and white photo negatives, 5 8x10 black and white photographic prints, 1 3x3 black and white photographic print, and 1 5x7 black and white photographic print depicting the interior lobby, track level, and the main concourse
box 1, folder 9-13

Pacific Electric Railway Building, Sixth and Main circa 1943 - circa 1950

Scope and Contents

Folder 9: 34 8x10 black and white photographic prints and 1 5x7 black and white photographs depicting the exterior of the Pacific Electric Railway Building at 6th and Main in downtown Los Angeles, 1 4x4 black and white photographic print and 9 8x10 black and white photographic prints depicting the interior of the Pacific Electric Railway Building at 6th and Main in downtown Los Angeles Folder 10: 30 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Pacific Electric Railway building at 6th and Main in Downtown Los Angeles Folder 11: 19 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Pacific Electric Railway building at 6th and Main in Downtown Los Angeles Folder 12: 36 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Pacific Electric Railway building at 6th and Main in Downtown Los Angeles Folder 13: 20 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Pacific Electric Railway building at 6th and Main in Downtown Los Angeles
box 1, folder 14

Logos undated

Scope and Contents

1 35mm color slide depicting the Pacific Electric Railway logo, 1 35mm color slide depicting the Pacific Electric Railway logo and the Los Angeles Motor Coach Lines logo
 

Series 7 Facilities 1940-1950

box 1, folder 17

Dolores Yard circa 1940

Scope and Contents

10 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Dolores Yard
box 1, folder 18

San Bernardino Yard and Shops circa 1940

Scope and Contents

4 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the San Bernardino Yard, 7 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting San Bernardino Station
box 1, folder 19

Macy Yard & Shops circa 1943 - November 1950

Scope and Contents

19 5x7 black and white photo negatives depicting the Macy Yard and Shops
box 1, folder 20

Divisions and Buildings circa 1950

Scope and Contents

21 8x10 black and white photo prints, 1 5x7 black and white photo print depicting unidentified Pacific Electric Railway Divisions and Buildings
box 2, folder 1

Divisions and Buildings circa 1950

Scope and Contents

16 8x10 black and white photo prints, 5 4x5 black and white photo negatives depicting unidentified Pacific Electric Railway Divisions and Buildings
 

Series 8 Correspondence 1952-1954

folder 1, folder 15

Buenos Aires 1952 May 15

Scope and Contents

Cover letter from A. Lastiri Ruiz, representative of Transportes de Buenos Aires that accompanied photographs of PE streetcars in Buenos Aires, 1 typed caption attached to square piece of cardstock, 1 empty envelope labeled, "old time car", 1 piece of lined paper with typed and handwritten questions about PE Passenger Rail Cars in Buenos Aires, 1 magazine cover layout drawn on paper.

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-31
folder 1, folder 16

Public Utilities Commission 1954 September 14

Scope and Contents

A cover letter addressed to William H. Gorman of the Public Utilities Commission and two copies of "Condition of Overhead Facilities - Southern District" presented "in connection with applications of the Metropolitan Coach Lines"

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-24
 

Series 9 Contracts and Agreements 1953-1956

box 12, folder 8

Master Agreement circa 1953

Scope and Contents

Documentation of agreements made during the sale of Pacific Electric Company to Western Transit Systems, Inc.

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no.70-15
box 12, folder 9

Contract with Metropolitan Coach Lines 1956 December 26

Scope and Contents

Contract between Pacific Electric Railway Company and Metropolitan Coach Lines in which PE sells 78 rail passenger cars and electrical facilities to MCL.
box 13, box 14

Small Books Series 10 1905-1951

box 13

Bates List Finder undated

Scope and Contents

1 Bates List Finder containing contact information for various individuals and organizations
box 13

Rules and Regulations for the Government of Employees 1905 February 01

Scope and Contents

1 booklet containing rules and regulations for employees of the Pacific Electric Railway Company and Los Angeles Inter-Urban Railway Company

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-84
box 13

Gillespie's Guide circa 1916

Scope and Contents

Information about taking streetcars to various destinations in Los Angeles
box 13

Pacific Electric Railway Hospital Association Rules and Regulations 1951 July

Scope and Contents

1 booklet informing PE employees about the Hospital Association's rules and procedures

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-18
box 13

The Electric Railway Instructor circa 1917

Scope and Contents

1 book by Byron Dixon created to help new employees of electric railways companies learn about train dispatching

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item no. 70-86
box 13

Construction and Operation of Passenger and Freight Equipment 1917

Scope and Contents

2 copies of book by Byron Dixon created to help employees of electric railways companies learn about freight equipment
box 14

Agreement Between Pacific Electric Railway Company and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen 1951 May 01

Scope and Contents

1 book by the Pacific Electric Railway Company containing a schedule agreed upon by the Pacific Electric Railway Company and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
box 14

Pacific Electric Railway Company Special Instructions to Employees of the Transportation Department Relating to (1) Preparation and use of Trainmen's Daily Time and Car Movement Report (Form 2370-K) (2) Regulations for Employees' Uniforms (3) Merit System of Discipline (4) Federal Hours of Service Act 1945 February 01

Scope and Contents

1 booklet created for the Pacific Electric Railway Company Transportation Department
box 14

Pacific Electric Railway Company Rules and Regulations of the Transportation Department 1943 November 15

Scope and Contents

Book containing rules and regulations of the transportation department. 1 update pasted into the front of the book. Inscribed "No. 1307," "E. Lamp," "G. R. Watkins," "C. A. Morine, 4/21/44"
box 14

Pacific Electric Railway Company Rules and Regulations of the Transportation Department 1946 June 01

Scope and Contents

Book containing rules and regulations of the transportation department, inscribed "No. 3238" and "K. E. McCollum"
 

Miscellaneous Series 11 1945-1964

box 11, folder 7, box 12, folder 11

Howard Francis Christenson 1945-1961

Scope and Contents

1 issue of a California State Employee newsmagazine, 1 document containing Christenson's employment history, 11 receipts for registering as a professional engineer,1 certificate issued to Christenson recognizing him as a registered professional engineer in electrical engineering in the state of California, personal materials belonging to Howard Francis Christenson including California State Employee magazines, certificate of twenty-five years of service, and notes on a circuit distance table, material related to Christenson's application for registration as a professional engineer in the state of California

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item 70-20
box 11, folder 8

Train Tickets, Northern/Eastern Division undated

Scope and Contents

Train tickets from San Bernardino-Redlands-Riverside form ET1B; Pasadena local lines forms JT-10, JT-11; Suburban Transfer forms TN-4. A, B, C, E, F, G; TN-5. C, D, F, I, J, C, M, P, U; TN-6; Motor Transit District Transfer form TMT1; South Pasadena/ Avenue 64 Line forms T.N.S.2 A, C, D, E, G.
box 11, folder 9

Train Tickets, Western Division undated

Scope and Contents

Train tickets from Hollywood local and transfer lines forms JT-1 A, E; JT-2 A, JT-3 C, I, M; JT-4 A; C; JT-5; JT6 B, E, I, K, N, S, U; JT-12 A; TW-1 G; TW-3 D, F; TW-6 D, G; TW-9, San Fernando Valley Transfer line form TW-7; Glendale-Burbank line forms JT-7 A; JT-9 A, C, D, E; TW-2 G, I, J; TW-5; TW-8.
box 11, folder 10

Train Tickets, Southern Division undated

Scope and Contents

Train tickets from Southern Division form TS-1; Long Beach line forms TS-3 F, H, I, K.
box 11, folder 11

Brief History of Pacific Electric Railway Company Fares undated

Scope and Contents

1 photocopy of a document titled "Brief History of Pacific Electric Railway Company Fares"

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item 70-30
box 11, folder 12

Signs undated

Scope and Contents

2 5x7 black and white photo negatives and 1 8x10 black and white photographic print depicting bus stop signs
box 11, folder 13

Notes undated

Scope and Contents

Handwritten notes

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item 70-23, difficult to read
box 11, folder 14

Miscellaneous 1948-1964

Scope and Contents

1 5x7 black and white photo negative depicting a “History Chart” of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, 2 lists of locations, miles, and revenue, 2 copies of a joint passenger tariff for Pacific Greyhound Lines INC. in connection with Motor Transit Company for the honoring of Pacific Greyhound lines tickets via the Motor Transit Company between station in California, 1 introduction card for C.C. Potts at the Golden Gate International Exposition to introduce Charles F. Quirmbach of the Pacific Electric Railway Company, 1 postcard depicting an accident involving a Pacific Electric Railway car, 3 group photos depicting unidentified persons on unidentified Pacific Electric Railway Company excursions, 4 tickets for one fare on Pacific Electric Railway Co., 1 sheet of paper containing a request from the traffic manager and passenger traffic manager requesting the public to vote no on propositions 1 and 2, a Jitney proposition and a bus proposition, 1 photocopy of a notice posted March 27, 1948 to trainmen in the Southern District notifying them of complaints made by the Long Beach Police Department about motormen running red traffic signals on American Avenue, 1 photocopy if a traffic survey given to passengers, 1 notice of the annual meeting of stockholders and special meeting of stockholders

Processing Information

Previously cataloged as item 70-11, 70-73, 70-74, 70-90
box 14

Tokens undated

Scope and Contents

1 token, for one fare on the Pacific Electric Railway Company
box 14

Cuff links undated

Scope and Contents

Set of two gold-colored cuff links with "PE" in script on the face. Back engravings read "Waterbury Co's Inc. Conn." and "Superior Quality."