Friday, May 6, 2011
Next Thursday, May 12, 2011, the Glendale Historical Society presents a free slide show by Red Car Historian Paul Ayers, with historic and current photos of the Glendale Line from Downtown Los Angeles to Glendale.
Seating is limited. We've been advised to get there early because these Red Car Trolley programs are quite popular. They often have to turn people away. Library visitors receive 3 hours free parking at The Market Place parking structure (across the street) with validation from the library loan desk.
More info : www.glendalehistorical.org or (818) 242-7447
Red Car Historian Paul Ayers grew up in the area and shared some of his family archive with the Corralitas Red Car Property Blog. We'll be running some of his photos daily for the next week.
Photo: Loren Ayers (Paul's uncle), June 19, 1955 (enlarged from the previous photo). That's 3-year-old Paul Ayers hanging out the window of a Red Car Trolley (PE #5010) on the last day of service on the Glendale Line. Paul's cousin Allen, as well as Paul's father and sister are also in the windows.
For the local historians... (as seen in the original photo at top of this post), the row of palm trees in the background (off Fellowship Parkway) indicates the trolley is at the Whitmore Stop.