Join our Dec. 22 Members Meeting
In Person or on Zoom
Friday, December 22, 2023 At 7:00 p.m. (CST)
899 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
Via Zoom: A link will emailed to all current members in good standing.
Al Styfee's Pacific Electric movies
(Conversationally Narrated by Jeff Moreau, Ray Ballash and Harvey Laner)
Run Time: 1h29m
In Person/Zoom Hybrid
Alan W. Styfee was a railfan whose career included being a Los Angeles Transit Lines and successor Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority streetcar motorman. His passion for the Pacific Electric is seen in the movies he took in the final years of the red cars in Southern California.
When our presenter, Harvey Laner, obtained Al’s movies, he digitized them and organized them in a way that told a story. He then called on his friend, Pacific Electric Railway historian Jeff Moreau to converse with him about these wonderful movies.
Al’s movies include the red cars operating on the Bellflower Line. Railfan and Orange Empire Trolley Museum co-founder, the late Raymond A. Ballash occasionally rode the last run of the night with motorman Howard “100 percent” Smith. Ray reminisces about the time motorman Smith let him run the car on the rural outer end of the line.
This program meets the goal that was set from the beginning. Convey as much history about the Pacific Electric Railway as possible from an acknowledged authority, the late Jeff Moreau, while honoring Al Styfee’s memorialization of the Pacific Electric as he saw it, on film.
This is a members-only program.
Join us in person at 899 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago or on Zoom with the link provided to members by e-mail or snail mail.