Welcome to the Harvey S. Laner monograph from the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society.
This volume explores the colorful stories of a lifelong railfan and founding member of the Orange Empire Traction Company (today, the Southern California Railway Museum) in Perris, California.
Join us as Harvey recounts his earliest childhood memories of the Chicago El, North Shore and South Shore trains before his move to Los Angeles in 1953. From there, you’ll be a part of his Los Angeles railfanning adventures, plus preservation at Travel Town and the founding of OERM in Perris.
Supplemented by rarely-seen images of Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway / LATL equipment being saved and preserved, plus 8mm film images shot by Harvey in the 1950s and ’60s. It’s a must-have for PE/LARY fans everywhere.