streetcars

Transportation headlines, Tuesday, May 7: What does Mickey Mouse have to do with streetcars? Improved bike parking at Dodger Stadium? Does Foxx know enough to be transpo secretary?

Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. Is Mickey Mouse driving up costs of Anaheim streetcar? (Voice of OC) The costs [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by BrickandtheWall, via Flickr Go ahead and guess the picturesque city where this photo was taken. Answer is after the jump. To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. [continue reading]

The art of transit

Photo via Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page Great photo taken in 1950 of the old downtown Los Angeles PE terminal. Here’s the home page for the Metro Library’s Flickr photostream — you can kill a lot of time cruising the archive. Good stuff. To submit a photo for [continue reading]

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]

The art of transit

photo from Metro Transportation Library and Archive’s Flickr page I thought we’d get historical for today’s photo. This is a view north of Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, taken from Olympic Boulevard. The photo was taken in 1940 and there are a couple of things interesting to me: the first [continue reading]