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