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In 1902 Southern California was a collection of small farm towns. It was
waiting for something to pull it together. That something was The Pacific
Electric. This Was Pacific Electric is the story of the rise and fall of the
"The World's Greatest Electric Railway." It is a complete history
starting in 1872 with L.A.'s first horse car line and continuing through the
last Red Car in 1961. The story is told using rare film footage, hundred of
photographs, animated maps and extensive interviews. In fact, the PE Red Cars
operated along Glendale Boulevard right outside of this facility and today,
LARHF has installed a mini-museum open to the public in the Belmont Station
Apartments located at the south end of Glendale Blvd. where the PE tracks used
to disappear into a subway tunnel leading to the Subway Terminal Building on
Hill and 4th Streets. Presented by the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage
Foundation. http://www.larhf.org/

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