Re: Pacific Electric Beet Car

Bob Chaparro <thecitrusbelt@...>

Here were a couple of comments on the original post. These comments
appeared on the Pacific Electric Railway group at:

Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA
The fact that there is electric overhead in the photo means that the
photo was not taken at Los Alamitos. It could have been on the Santa
Ana - Huntington Beach line, which was built largely to serve a beet
growing area. The PE did operate between Huntington Beach and a sugar
factory at La Bolsa on a SP branch and it is possible that a beet
loader could have been located on the Santa Ana line, but I have not
seen any record of one.

Cliff Prather
Looks to be a Blackburn type rack that didn't need the stake pockets-
so it may be beet RACK PE 3375 on a flatcar, if there are any purists
in the crowd.

Ed Workman

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