The Foothill Gold Line extension is a reminder to some of transportation’s past – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on February 10, 2016. To read the full article, click here.

The Foothill Gold Line extension is a reminder to some of transportation’s past – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Pacific Electric car from 1951 at Monrovia Olive Street. Photo courtesy of Alan Weeks

Pacific Electric car from 1951 at Monrovia Olive Street. Photo courtesy of Alan Weeks

By Steve Scauzillo

February 10, 2016

[Excerpt]:

Alan Weeks is going back to the future.

When the modern, light-rail Gold Line extension train begins whooshing along the base of the San Gabriel Mountains starting March 5, he will be there experiencing deja-vu.

That’s because Weeks, an 84-year-old regular guy who once printed bus schedules for the old RTD (Rapid Transit District), had been there 65 years ago, on Sept. 30, 1951, when he and others rode the last electric trolley out of Glendora into Los Angeles. The switching tower and old Pacific Electric Red Car station are long-gone landmarks, but ones that stood only a few yards away from the new Gold Line Arcadia Station at North First Avenue and Santa Clara Street.

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