Saturday, August 12, 2017

from the library - 'Pacific Electric: from Railway to Freeway'

This book was published in 1984 and, as is obvious, covers the gradual conversion of the one-time 1,000 mile Pacific Electric interurban railway system in the greater Los Angeles region to rubber-tired transport.  The use of buses by Pacific Electric began in the WW1 era and continued into the 1960s by which time the last railway line -- L.A. to Long Beach -- had closed, see earlier posts.

The hardback book has 196 pages full of bus pictures, including maps and timetable brochures, great for historic bus enthusiasts!

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