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"Hooray For Hollywood!"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:12 pm    Post subject: "Hooray For Hollywood!" Reply with quote

Fellows:

The Hollywood of yesteryear......dashing, handsome stars.......gorgeous, stunning starlets.......the Brown Derby......Grauman's Chinese Theater........and, of course...BUSES (and Red Cars and Yellow Cars.....AND, trolley buses)........sure hope you enjoy this little excursion through time through Hollywood....Los Angeles (proper).......and the general area.

For transit enthusiasts of the day, the "stars" were also those big vehicles than ran on rubber tires or steel rails.......enjoy! Wink

"NYO"


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An elderly PE "Red Car" and a shining PCC pose for the camera alongside a veteran LAMCCo. "open topper" double decker........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe276.htm

(courtesy: newdavesrailpix)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly a classic view....a train of massive PE "Blimps" seems to soar above the rows of shiny MTA Old Looks....aaahhh, those were the days......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe336.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "stars" are indeed shining at Hollywood & Vine.....Red Cars, Old Looks, and Whites......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe207.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A real "ol' timey" view of PE's busy San Bernadino station.

A hulking box motor overshadows a "dinky" LARy FORD, while a sleek PE WHITE is seen in the background.........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe096.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As rugged and solid as the Old Look was, it seems a trifle small compared to a "Blimp", in this classic "nose-to-nose" view.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe596.htm

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*Note:

The "Blimps" originally came from the SP's East Bay "Red Electric" network, as well as the NWP's Marin County electric commuter lines.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PE's handsome Beverly Hills station, which also served buses.

PE riders from Hollywood could transfer here to buses that would bring them into Santa Monica.

Our favorite funny lady Carol Burnett, as a girl, would ride the "red streetcar" from Hollywood to this station on weekends, where her dad would meet her; they would then transfer to the bus into Santa Monica, where Carol would visit her dad and his mother.........

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe495.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A PE YELLOW, sporting the later GM-style windshields.

Also note the classic "semaphore" traffic signal, so commonplace in countless old movies and cartoons.....

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe546.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A truly classic "Hollywood" street scene; though no buses are present, this photo truly captures the "essence" of old Hollywood.......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe318.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hill & 5th, circa 1949.

Note the new MACK that is just visible, trailing the elderly "Big Red Cars"......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe219.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't get better than this! Wink

At PE's Santa Ana station, passengers could transfer between the "Big Red Cars" and sleek Flxible CLIPPERS.........truly a classic, bygone scene....... Very Happy

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe520.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hustle and bustle of downtown......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/pe/htm/pe544.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to believe that this "modern day" view is now nearly 30 years old......

http://www.newdavesrailpix.com/odds/ca/htm/bl15.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"SPLITSVILLE"!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

http://www.trolleybuses.net/lax/htm/usa_h_lax_brill_8035_mainstsplitswitch_wycoll.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this wonderfully nostalgic street scene from 1962, we see a BRILL trolley bus trailing an Old Look......and check out that SHARP '58 Ford alongside....... Very Happy

http://www.trolleybuses.net/lax/htm/usa_h_lax_brill_9029_mainst_19620628_ss.htm

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