Los Angeles Railway
1317 on Route R at Westlake
Westlake Park was later
renamed in honor of an army general who disgraced the concept of civilian
control of the military by attempting to do an end run arouond his President.
The general-Douglas MacArthur; the President-Harry S Truman. I don't
know if it is still MacArthur Park, but I hope not.
There was an extended and
bitter strike against the Transit Lines by the Amalgamated in the mid-1950s.
The day the strike was settled, Ray Ballash (another OET founder) and I
went looking around the system to see if there was any activity.
It was at this very spot, late at night, that we found LATL 9310, the rail
grinder, working to clean the line for the resumption of service the next
day. What a wondrous sight, and neither of us had a camera.
The memory is still embedded in the
Caption data from Ken Harrison
Robert McVay photo
Joe Testagrose collection
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