Los Angeles Railway

Los Angeles Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Los Angeles Railway was a system of streetcars that operated in Los Angeles, USA, from 1901 to 1963. The system operated in the densely populated central Los Angeles and immediate surrounding neighborhoods and carried many more passengers than the Pacific Electric Railway's "Red Cars" which also served the city. It operated on 3 ft 6 in tracks. The two companies shared some dual gauge 3 ft 6 in / 4 ft 8 1 2 in track along Hawthorne Boulevard, on Main Street and on 4th Street. The Los Angeles Railway also operated two short funicular railways.The system was purchased by railroad and real estate tycoon Henry Huntington in 1898. At its height, the system contained over 20 streetcar lines and 1,250 trolleys, most running through the core of Los Angeles and serving such nearby neighborhoods as Echo Park, Westlake, Hancock Park, Exposition Park, West Adams, the Crenshaw district, Vernon, Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights.show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135968408
  • 9786135968408