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A Santa Monica Air Line car travels west through Culver City at Venice and Robertson. Photo by Alan Weeks, courtesy of the Metro Transportation Library and Archive. This also very much what the Red Car looked like as it passed the lumber yards the lumber yards that were at 14th St and Colorado in Santa Monica.

Travel Down the Pacific Electric Air Line, the Expo Line Predecessor That Ran From 1908 to 1953

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High quality photograph of Pacific Electric 500 Class Interurban # PE 500 at San Pedro, California, USA.

(1952) Westbound at La Cienega & Santa Monica

View looking northeast showing streetcar and tracks running down the center of Santa Monica Boulevard at La Cienega Boulevard. The La Cienega Lanes bowling alley (built in is seen on the N/E corner,

pacific electric railway company images | pacific-electric-1299

pacific electric railway company images | pacific-electric-1299

Newport Express @ 7th & San Pedro St

Pacific Electric no. 1219 winds through a turn, "deadheading" the Newport Beach Express after a layover at Macy Street Yard. The consist is at and San Pedro

The Amestoy Building pictured in 1945 at the northeast corner of Market and Main.   Many consider this building the first 'skyscraper' in Los Angeles.   Built in 1887, it was the first building in Los Angeles with an elevator.    Notice the Stake Out Bar in the lower right.  This was a popular hang-out for the LAPD in the 1940s.  At the time, the Police Dept. was located in City Hall across the street.

yesterdaysprint: “ The Amestoy Building, built in pictured in 1945 at the northeast corner of Market and Main, Los Angeles (The Stake Out bar, bottom right, was a popular hangout for the LAPD.

Robert T. McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection  Pacific Electric Railway Post Office no. 1401 poses with operators and fans at the Macy Street Yard some time in the early 1950s.  Robert T. McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection

McVay Photo, Norm Suydam Collection Pacific Electric Railway Post Office no. 1401 poses with operators and fans at the Macy Street Yard some time in the early Robert T.

Frank Thompson Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection  Pacific Electric no. 5150 is captured at Hawthorn and Poinsettia Avenues in Hollywood in 1952.

Frank Thompson Photo, Ralph Cantos Collection Pacific Electric no. 5150 is captured at Hawthorn and Poinsettia Avenues in Hollywood in

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Final westbound "Cities" train prior to Amtrak departing Chicago, at Canal Street

A Red Car on the Hollywood Line rolls past Beverly Hills' City Hall in 1950.  Until the early 1970s it was commonplace to see a train travel down Santa Monica Boulevard along the business triangle through the city.  Today those tracks have been replaced by parking structures but you can still see the Pacific Electric right-of-way fenced off on parts of what used to be known as Railroad Avenue. #beverlyhillsheritage #railroad #redcar #beverlyhillshistory

The Pacific Electric Railway Venice Line westbound by Beverly Hills City Hall on Santa Monica Boulevard at Crescent Drive

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