FIRST INSET: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
SECOND INSET: THE LOS ANGELES REGION
Note: For the sake of clarity, only interurban (PE) routes are shown on this map.
Operator: Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (LAMTA) ["Yellow Cars"]
|J||Jefferson Park – Jefferson Blvd. – Grand Av. – 7th St. – Santa Fe Av. – Pacific Blvd. – Huntington Park|
|P||Brooklyn Av. [today: Cesar Chavez Av.] – 1st St. – Broadway – Pico Blvd. – Mid City (Rimpau Loop)|
|R||3rd & Western – 3rd St. – Vermont Av. – 7th St. – Whittier Ave. – East Los Angeles (Brannock Av.)|
|S||8th & Western – 8th St. – Vermont Av. – 7th St. – San Pedro St. – Avalon Blvd. – Central Av. – Watts (Manchester Av.)|
|V||East Holliwood (Monroe St.) – Vermont Av. – Vernon Av. – Vernon Yard|
Operator: Pacific Electric Railway ["Red Cars"]
Note: The two-character codes used to identify routes below and in the maps are for convenience only, and were not used by the operating company.
|LB||Long Beach||6th & Main – Main – 9th St. – Long Beach Av. – Willowbrook Av. – Long Beach|
|WA||Watts Local||6th & Main – Main – 9th St. – Long Beach Av. – Watts|
The last two interurban routes were discontinued on 9 April 1961. The last streetcar lines were discontinued in 1963.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar lines: ? km.
- Interurban lines: ? km.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: 1874 - 1896
- Cablecars: 1888 - 1896
- Electric streetcars: 1 July 1891 - 1963
- Interurban railways: 1887 - 9 Apr. 1961
- Light rail: 14 July 1990 - today.
- Subway: 30 Jan. 1993 - today
- Streetcars (Los Angeles Railway): 1067 mm.
- Interurbans (Pacific Electric): 1435 mm.
- Light Rail: 1435 mm.
- Subway: 1435 mm.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, southeast of Riverside, owns and operates a large collection of vintage Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway streetcars over 0.8km dual-gauge and 2.4km standard gauge track.
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- History of LACMTA
- List of Pacific Electric lines
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Los Angeles Metro Rail
- Los Angeles Railway
- Pacific Electric
- Santa Monica Air Line
- Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California (ERHA)
- Los Angeles (on UrbanRail.Net)
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