Pacific Electric Red Cars, California (Images of Rail Series)
  • Pacific Electric Red Cars, California (Images of Rail Series)
  • Pacific Electric Red Cars, California (Images of Rail Series)

Pacific Electric Red Cars, California (Images of Rail Series)

by Jim Walker
     
 


Of the rail lines created at the turn of the 20th century, in order to build interurban links through Southern California communities around metropolitan Los Angeles, the Pacific Electric grew to be the most prominent of all. The Pacific Electric Railway is synonymous with Henry Edwards Huntington, the capitalist with many decades of railroad experience, who… See more details below

Overview


Of the rail lines created at the turn of the 20th century, in order to build interurban links through Southern California communities around metropolitan Los Angeles, the Pacific Electric grew to be the most prominent of all. The Pacific Electric Railway is synonymous with Henry Edwards Huntington, the capitalist with many decades of railroad experience, who formed the "P. E." and expanded it as principal owner for nearly its first decade. Huntington sold his PE holdings to the giant Southern Pacific Railroad in 1910, and the following year the SP absorbed nearly every electric line in the fourcounty area around Los Angeles in the "Great Merger" into a "new" Pacific Electric. Founded in 1901 and terminated in 1965, Pacific Electric was known as the "World's Great Interurban."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546889
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/31/2007
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,331,251
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.35(d)

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