Pacific Electric 1953 Air Line Abandonment Notices
Alan Weeks Collection
Strange that the abandoned Air Line right of way is being converted into a new Light Rail line as I ran across these two Notices in my collection. The first part of a two part abandonment came on September 30, 1953 when service (one round trip a day) was abandoned from Ocean Park- Santa Monica to Los Angeles Main St. Station. If I remember correctly it was not completely abandoned because the Interstate Commerce Commission did not give permission to abandon the line.
So the franchise car ran once a day from 11th Ave. in Los Angeles to Amoco Tower at the Four track main line on Long Beach Blvd. (The present Blue Line runs on the same right of way as the four track main line did.) The second part was abandoned on October 27, 1953. I remember riding both last trips.