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Pacific Electric Railway (Then and Now) epub

by Michael A. Patris,the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society,Steve Crise


Pacific Electric Railway (Then and Now) epub

ISBN: 0738575860

ISBN13: 978-0738575865

Author: Michael A. Patris,the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society,Steve Crise

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Arcdia Publishing (October 31, 2011)

Pages: 96 pages

ePUB book: 1710 kb

FB2 book: 1537 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 624

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The Pacific Electric Railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1, 000 miles of track

The Pacific Electric Railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1, 000 miles of track. Postwar society's affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light-rail system.

Don't miss Michael Patris and his new presentation, "When Rails Ruled: Pacific Electric Red Cars," this coming Monday, October 14, 2019, in La Verne at Hillcrest Meeting House, at 7PM. Absolutely free and refreshments will be served. By Steve Crise As the end of the line grew closer for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority’s streetcars, many fans rushed to the streets to photograph the last days of electric transit operations in Los Angeles. One such person was Richard R. Andrews

Pacific Electric Then & No.

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Steve Crise, Michael A. Patris, and the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society. The Pacific Electric Railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1,000 miles of track. Postwar society's affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light-rail system, one that current society would be happy to utilize. Authors Steve Crise and Michael Patris look back at the railway and its landscape today.

Contemporary photo by Steve Crise, vintage photo Jack Finn Collection, compositing by Jim Bunte: //www. Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society. October 9 at 11:56 AM.

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Authors Steve Crise and Michael Patris look back at the railway and its landscape today. Both serve on the board of the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society, from whose archives most of these images are taken. Postwar society's affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light. Then & Now (Arcadia). Arcadia Publishing (SC).

The last Pacific Electric Railway was converted to buses in 1961. Parent company Southern Pacific ended Pacific Electric's existence in 1965, folding what little millage of freight operation remained into its own operation 56 photos.

The Pacific Electric Railway originally provided reliable transportation across more than 1,000 miles of track. Postwar society's affair with the automobile led to the loss of an infrastructure that could have formed the basis for an enviable modern light-rail system, one that current society would be happy to utilize.
There are a number of excellent coffee table picture books extant to chronicle the rise and fall of the once great interurban rail system called the PE that the greater LA basin had in operation. An April, 1938 timetable I checked listed 36 separate carlines running a total of 2,160 scheduled trains daily. Routes were a mixture of PE-owned right of way and streetcar lines runing on city streets. The system operated a total of 901 miles of track and was carrying upwards of 180,000,000 passengers a year at its peak in almost 500 big red passenger cars, some modified to also carry USMail, Express and LCL freight. It was formed by merging traction companies in 1911 under the SP and ceased operating in the late 1950's. Over 7,000 employees worked at the PE at its peak. This book has photos all over the LA basin of PE cars in operation then jumps to the same photo site taken in the past year or so. Very interesting.
Authors Crise and Patris have combined to produce a book tha contrasts the Los Angeles area of a half-cetury and more ago versus the asphalt and auto dominated metro area by presenting an excellent collection of period photographs. Once vibrant downtown Los Angeles has given way to shopping mall dominated suburbia thanks to the loss of the Pacific Electric Railway,once described as the largest electric railway system in the world, operating 1,000 miles of standard trolley lines. Its two great terminals in the downtown no longer witness the lawful and useful comings and goings of many thousands of passengers daily. One is now given to office space and the other a residential loft building.
Pacific Electric Railway, Then and Now, offers a graphic view of the pleasantly remembered past to all who enjoy travel down memory lane.
Whild I don't claim to be a PE expert nor do I have more than a fascination for a once great transportation system. Having languished in LA traffice more than once the what might have been if the PE endured always crossed my mind.
The pre and immediate post war views of LA are marvelous, text provided new information and insights, PE experts will find any flaws, overall commensurate what I've come to expect from Arcadia Press, a great little book for around twenty bucks.
Nathan Arizona
I loved this book! I always wanted to find a great book that would show the before and after photos of Pacific Electric Railway Cars. I have this book on display on the coffee table in my room so my guests can enjoy it too : )
Great if you're interested with photos and captions. I was looking for more written information.
Good book only thing missing was the hardcover.
Great book if you're interested in PERR
wish i couldve rode those trains