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Remembering Pacific Electric Railway freight service

The Pacific Electric Railway is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for October 2020
Steeple-cab motor 1619, assembled at PE’s Torrance Shops in 1924, heads a local freight west near Claremont on the San Bernardino line in 1945.  Wm. K. Barham
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Wm. K. Barham

Westbound local freight at Claremont

Steeple-cab motor 1619, assembled at PE’s Torrance Shops in 1924, heads a local freight west near Claremont on the San Bernardino line in 1945.
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All this month — October 2020 — Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and images of the Pacific Electric Railway.

Please enjoy this photo gallery of images from the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include PE electric-, diesel-, and steam-powered freight trains through time.

You might also enjoy this Pacific Electric history article from Classic Trains or a passenger train gallery!

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