Interurban Memories – The Sounds of L.A. Pacific Electric

Audio recordings of late PE/MCL/LAMTA Hollywood cars in action.

Released in 1961 on LP.

Track list – click here.

Image from the Alan K. Weeks Collection

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  • Charles Brown

    As a newcomer to the PE story back then, I was as fascinated with the cover photo as I was with the record. Another record that I wore out was “Last of the Big Red Cars” that was put out by Stan Kistler.

  • Riley Gordinier

    At the time most of the whistles gave a steady low tone. We thought the squeal sound was from them wearing out, only years later learning it was intentional – thus the name Westinghouse Trombone. Once when photographing along the four tracks we met Stan Kistler making his sound recordings.

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Colorized film of 1932 downtown Los Angeles screen grab