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Old Posted Oct 25, 2010, 1:43 AM
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photolitherland, here is a link to the history of the Pacific Electric Railway (the Red Car line).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Electric_Railway





Below are various photos from the railways twilight years (1953).
The location for this photo is east of Crenshaw on Exposition Blvd.
(notice the Barnum & Bailey rail car)


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Below: At Ocean Park near the end of the Santa Monica Air Line.


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Below: P.E. car in the Northvale Road Trench, going west toward Overland Ave. in 1953.
(it's really fun to find these locations on a contemporary map)


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The other major transit was the Los Angeles Railway (LARy).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Railway




Below: A yellow and green LARY car southbound on Crenshaw Blvd in 1954.



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