Lynwood Station, Then and Now

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority Blimp No. 312 heads southbound at the Lynwood station on January 28, 1956. Today this location is under the 105 Freeway; the station would be located under the right side, westbound on ramp.

The Lynwood depot was located on the Santa Ana Line in Lynwood on the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Fernwood Avenue. The line ran from Watts to downtown Santa Ana. The entire line from LA to Santa Ana was 33 miles. The line launched in 1903 and ended May 25, 1958.

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  • Militant Angeleno
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    The station still exists — it was moved prior to the 105 Freeway construction and was moved to 3780 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, next to the bus transit center.

  • Eriks Garsvo
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    Are you sure its still there? i typed out that address and dont see anything there. but an empty lot. Also sure is a long distance to be moved out to Crenshaw.

  • cph
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    3780 Martin Luther King Bl, Lynwood (not Los Angeles!)

    It’s in a city park along with the transit center (where the Lynwood Breeze buses lay over). It may be difficult to see w/Google Maps though.

    • gilbert
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      its still in the park they just put a gate around it maybe re restoration or who knows they been killing all history to the ground , I hate seeing history go away

  • Rowland Becerra
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    The Lynwood Union Gallery is now open at The Historic Lynwood Depot. Our mission is to increase civic pride through Art and History and there is no better location for our mission than The Lynwood Depot.

    • Pacific Electric
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      Rowland – make sure you find us on Facebook (facebook.com/pacificelectric) and post this there so that PE fans can visit.

  • bob
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    AWESOME. brings back memories when I was 7 years old….riding the red cars to Bellflower.
    it was great fun!

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