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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ELECTRIC RAIL CAR COMES TO LANKERSHIM / NO HO

2009 - The Year of Valley History

Gasoline Powered Mackeen Railroad Engine/Car c. 1908 - Photograph gift of Dave High - July 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
While the depot to the left may be Lankershim Depot, is not as yet proven.

In 1908, the Mackeen Coach Company began the manufacture of a gasoline powered passenger cars. The Mackeen had dual engines. Mackeen Lines, according to donor Dave High, was a sub-division of the Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Refer to HC8 artifact number: 0709-032-956

1 comment:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

More great photos, thank you.