I am surmising that this car was a southbound short turn at 39th and Vermont OR the car is at Slauson and Central (it looks more like the former to me but I don't remember a center of track safety zone there, as there was at Slauson and Central).
The U line's Vermont street
portion ran from Exposition Blvd. to Florence Ave. (the F line went beyond
Florence, to 116th St.). The portion south of about 63rd St. was
in center-of-the-road private right-of-way. I don't recall any short
turn crossover between 39th St. and Florence Ave.
Caption comment from Ken Harrison
Robert McVay photo
Joe Testagrose collection