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From the archives: rapid reality

Plucked from the fabulous Metro Library coffers, this cover page from “Rapid Transit – A Reality” shows a proposed ultramodern train on its way to Century City, as well as an ambitious list of other hot spots — all scheduled for completion by July, 1968. The document was part of a 1963 presentation.  Accompanying [continue reading]

From the archives: Success dress

Casual Fridays on the Los Angeles Railway? Not during the 1930s, as shown by an employee gazing at a Division 3 mirror marked with uniform and personal care directives: “Clean Shave, White Colar, Shoes Shined, Pants Cleaned and Pressed.” Metro operators today also have strict uniform requirements that do not [continue reading]