Los Angeles had…cable cars??

Cape Horn Viaduct, 1890

This week, the Metro Transportation Library and Archive takes us back 130 years to when cable cars were the mode of choice in our (then) very small town.

The cable car era lasted only about a decade, but the first transit system after horse-drawn cars is not well-known and the images from the Library’s collection are captivating.

You can read and see the story of Los Angeles’ forgotten cable cars on the Library’s Primary Resources blog.