~ Muni No 1080.â Saturday, âApril â07, â2012, ââ11:28:18 AM
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"Los Angeles Transit Lines"
~ mean a street car never post on YOU TUBE!
Built 1946 â¢ Operational â¢ Tribute livery
This car is painted in the livery of Los Angeles Transit Lines (LATL), which operated PCC streetcars after World War II.
Los Angeles Railway (whose 1937 PCC livery is worn by Muni No. 1052) sold out in 1945 to National City Lines (NCL), which was owned by oil, tire, and bus companies. NCL was infamous for buying up streetcar lines and converting them to buses, to the profit of its owners (who were convicted of federal conspiracy charges in 1949).
However, NCL didn't follow its normal script in LA. Operating as Los Angeles Transit Lines, NCL actually bought more streetcars, 40 extra-wide PCCs of No. 1080's body style in 1948, to modernize the P-Pico line, where patronage was too heavy for buses. Some other streetcar lines also survived, possibly because of the superb maintenance of the streetcars, track, and overhead wire, which Los Angeles Railway had kept up, even as other systems around the country fell into disrepair.
Muni No: 1080.City/system represented: Los Angeles (National City Lines).
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