LARy-665

Type B "Huntington Standard" Streetcar
LARy-665
Car Specs
Car Number: 
665
Type: 
Type B "Standard"
Builder: 
St. Louis
Built / Retired: 
1911 - 1948
Notes: 
operational

Car 665 represents the Los Angeles Railway's largest class of streetcars, the Type B or "Huntington Standard". Designed by the L.A. Railway in 1902, this class of wood-bodied city cars bore the name of the system's owner, Henry E. Huntington (of Huntington Library, Beach and Drive fame). This was the type of car that Los Angeles grew up with; at one time there were 747 of them roaming the streets of L.A. They frequently appeared as backdrops in Hollywood films, including the well-known Laurel and Hardy and Keystone Cops two-reel comedies.

Hollywood actually gets the credit for saving this very car; it was purchased by Twentieth Century-Fox in 1948 from L.A. Railway successor Los Angeles Transit Lines. It was moved to studio property in West L.A. for use as a movie prop. When that land was developed into what is now Century City, the 665 was moved to Fox's Malibu Studio Ranch. The Museum acquired the car in 1967.

LARy 665 operates regularly on the Museum Railway.

More Images
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Tr
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Truck Meet, May 3, 2009. John Smatlak photo
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Tr
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Truck Meet, May 3, 2009. John Smatlak photo
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Tr
665 poses with some 1930s buses and other interesting vehicles at the Antique Truck Meet, May 3, 2009. John Smatlak photo

Additional Images

 665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
 665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
 665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
665 in service on the Museum railway. John Smatlak photo
665 interior, May 2005. John Smatlak photo
665 interior, May 2005. John Smatlak photo
March 2006. John Smatlak photo
March 2006. John Smatlak photo
April 2008. John Smatlak photo
April 2008. John Smatlak photo

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