Metro celebrates 100th anniversary of Arthur Winston Division 5

Metro Board Directors and Metro executives gathered this week at Arthur Winston Division 5 to celebrate the bus maintenance facility’s 100th birthday. Division 5 opened on December 30, 1912 as a streetcar maintenance facility and has been providing the city of Los Angeles with continous transit service ever since. In fact, Metro Bus 207 out of Division 5 is the longest continuously operated bus line in Los Angeles. Incarnations of Line 207 have been running since 1923.

A longer video featuring the employees of Division 5 can be found here. And for a peek at Division 5 back when it was still running streetcars, check out the movie I’ll Cry Tomorrow starring Susan Hayward (skip to 8:46 of the clip).

3 thoughts on “Metro celebrates 100th anniversary of Arthur Winston Division 5

  1. Loved the little documentary. And the clip from movie. Fantastic way that these two realities intersect.

  2. Presenting this video clip, of the 100 year celebration, gave me the fuzzy feeling of being at Division 5 and part of the ceremony. Thank you.

  3. IM GLAD TO HAVE MET MR. ARTHUR WINSTON AND A HOST OF OTHER GREAT PEOPLE AT DIVISION 5. ITS THE MOST UNDER-RATED DIVISION AT THE MTA. WATCHING THE VIDEO CLIP REMINDED ME OF ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT I HAD THERE.

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