photo by Joel Epstein, via submission Los Angeles transit advocate and writer Joel Epstein took this image on a recent trip abroad. See if you can guess the city — the answer is posted after the jump. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s [continue reading]
photo by rockcreek, via Flickr A nice shot of an old streetcar at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Washington D.C. To submit a photo or photos of something transportation-related, post them to Metro’s Flickr group or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photos we’ve featured can be seen in these [continue reading]
Cars and streetcars peacefully sharing limited street space in downtown L.A. in December, 1930. Of course, road rage as an accepted behavior had not yet reached maturity. (Like the people who succumb?) Photo taken looking north at Broadway and Third Street. Remove the vehicles and the street looks surprisingly similar [continue reading]
The Main Street and Agricultural Park Railroad — seen here slicing past livery stables in (or near) downtown L.A. — was the first suburban line in Los Angeles. The company was chartered in November, 1874 and began operation in 1875 from the Southern Pacific Railroad River Station Depot on North [continue reading]
It’s easy to picture L.A. as a railway hub. We have the trains to prove it. But we also at one time had one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country.