1947 Pacific Electric System Map

Pacific Electric System Map, dated August 1947, showing remaining rail service plus newly instituted bus service throughout the Southern California region.

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  • Rick Bell
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    I am trying to locate any photos of the PE when it operated on York Blvd in the Highland Park area. When I lived there in the early 1950’s, the line ended at an intersection on York Blvd near the location of an old Safeway store. I used to ride the line from that dead-end a few blocks to my elementary school. When did the line get cut back to this point? I moved from there in 1954. Thank you.

  • Bob Davis
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    As far as I know, PE never ran on York Blvd. The LARy “W” line served that area. The closest PE ever came was the original line to Pasadena, which ran along Figueroa St. and crossed the Santa Fe and Union Pacific tracks near the west end of the Santa Fe bridge now used by the Gold Line. The PE line was abandoned in 1935.

  • jorge vazquez
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    i like listening about the old days.im only 25 years old.i live in stanton ca abd i was walking by cerritos street and beach blvd.and apparently it used to come by here.i love all of this historic stuff
    thank you
    jorge vazquez r.

  • jorge vazquez
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    next time i go by.i will take some pics.

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