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Old 07-01-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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That's why I never like going to LA - look at that traffic!!!
That's your era in that pic.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Do you think that the Red streetcars were still being used during the time that photo was taken?
If anyone wants to see the big Red streetcars of the Pacific Electric, and also see them run, The Orange Empire RR Museum in Perris has quite a few.
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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On a more serious note, look at the jackass tailgating on the far left lane of the traffic moving away from the camera. Obviously, even then they had those kinds of people which is no surprise.
The guy in front was probably too busy texting.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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I'd love to drive a nice big American sedan in LA. I'm thinking a late model Grand Marquis would even fit the bill. Then I'd have to let off the throttle on those old freeway interchanges because there is so much body-roll. Oleanders around me with a layer of soot on them, a dry old smoggy day. I know the car commercials show sports cars in the twisties, or an SUV conquering the Grand Canyon. I guess my "ultimate driving experience" is a little whacked. I think I fancy myself as a character in The French Connection or something. They drove those old fume emitting land yachts.
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Old 07-04-2010, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I'd love to drive a nice big American sedan in LA. I'm thinking a late model Grand Marquis would even fit the bill. Then I'd have to let off the throttle on those old freeway interchanges because there is so much body-roll. Oleanders around me with a layer of soot on them, a dry old smoggy day. I know the car commercials show sports cars in the twisties, or an SUV conquering the Grand Canyon. I guess my "ultimate driving experience" is a little whacked. I think I fancy myself as a character in The French Connection or something. They drove those old fume emitting land yachts.
I've driven my 4 big American sedans ('66 Plymouth Fury VIP, '69 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, '76 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 Limousine and '95 Lincoln Town Car) on the freeways out here many times.

They only time I have to let off the throttle on the interchanges is not because of body roll but because I was going too fast. The typical speed limit on the interchanges is 45-55 mph and I would be going 65-70 mph without realizing it.

BTW, all old cars emitted fumes, not just the "land yachts."
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:47 AM
 
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This is 1953 on what we call the 101 now, just south east of Barham Blvd. which is going to come in from the right after going along by Forest Lawn a couple miles east. What is going to be Universal City is off to the right outside the picture. The space between the lanes was where the Red Car tracks were. They had just been pulled up at this time. And that is Mulholland Dr. comming in from the left. Later there will be a bridge across the FWY to connect Mulhulland to the rest of it across the FWY.
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Absolutely right- here's the proof!

Google Image Result for http://www.scvresources.com/highways/US_101_Cahuenga_Pass_1941.jpg



Google Image Result for http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/nohooutbound.jpg
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Later there will be a bridge across the FWY to connect Mulhulland to the rest of it across the FWY.
That photo was taken on November 7, 1955 from the Mulholland Bridge.

Photo from the Mulholland Bridge
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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That photo was taken on November 7, 1955 from the Mulholland Bridge.

Photo from the Mulholland Bridge
Is there another link?
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is there another link?

Whooops..looks like the LAPL photo database times out....

Go go to the LAPL website, search for "freeway 1955" (no quotes) in the photo database.

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/p...ch_pageADV.jsp
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