April 7, 1961: Los Cerritos
By Stephen Dudley
It’s later afternoon on April 7, 1961, as one of the last Limited trains to Long Beach rolls to a stop at Los Cerritos. This stop was well-patronized during the morning and evening rush hour as many who lived in the adjacent neighborhood worked in downtown Los Angeles. The stop not only had a covered shelter by the southbound track, but on the other side were elaborate cement steps leading up to a driveway for cars to access the car stop. Dozens of cars would be there at express train times. Beyond was a city park. Until the end, Los Cerritos was always one of the more pleasant stops on the system.
Stephen Dudley Photo and Collection