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The way they were: a fresh look at 1940s Los Angeles Railway streetcar images and specs

  The Metro Transportation Library & Archive’s collection on Flickr now contains more than 7,500 historic images and continues to grow. Numerous photographs from the Pacific Electric (“Red Car”) and Los Angeles Railway(“Yellow Car”) systems shed light on our transit history and what was once the largest streetcar system in the world. This [continue reading]

Los Angeles had…cable cars??

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 [continue reading]