Cars of Pacific Electric V2 Interurban & Deluxe Cars Special 36 is the second of three volumes that is full of pictures of the Interurban and Deluxe Cars of the Pacific Electric (PE). The book has pictures and diagrams of PE cars from the first interurban cars to palace cars.
Gone are the big red cars which for many years gridironed the Los Angeles metropolitan area. What were the big red cars really like? How many types were there? What were their numbers, and which routes they were assigned? The answers are compiled in this V2 Special 36.
Cars of Pacific Electric V2 Interurban & Deluxe Cars Special 36 follows the PE’s (Pacific Electric) roster plan. The numbering scheme was worked out after the Great Merger in 1911. The Great Merger was the combination of several component companies. The numbering scheme was set up according to the type of service the interurban cars rendered. That numbering scheme remained in effect throughout the existence of the Pacific Electric Railway. This volume focuses on the interurban cars and the deluxe cars. Each series of numbers has an explanation of what routes it served and when it was acquired and retired. With each series are diagrams of the interurban cars and deluxe cars. There are detailed drawing, photographs and schematics of the exteriors and interiors. The detailed drawings include dimensions and parts listings.
Cars of Pacific Electric V2 Interurban & Deluxe Cars Special 36 takes as its subject all interurban and deluxe cars of the company. There are the glamour cars-providing high speed, long distance train serve between the busy cities and towns of Southern California.
Cars of Pacific Electric V2 Interurban & Deluxe Cars Special 36 is packed with pictures and diagrams of the interurban car and deluxe car interiors. If you are a PE fan you will want to add this book to your collection, as well as Volume I City & Suburban Cars and Volume III Combos, Locomotives & Non-revenue Cars.