1946 Pacific Electric Map of Pacific Electric Railway around Los Angeles, California

PacificElectric-pacificelectric-1946
$200.00
Rail and Motor Coach Lines of the Pacific Electric Railway in Southern California.
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1946 Pacific Electric Map of Pacific Electric Railway around Los Angeles, California

PacificElectric-pacificelectric-1946

Maps post-World War II Los Angeles and vicinity mass transit.
$200.00

Title


Rail and Motor Coach Lines of the Pacific Electric Railway in Southern California.
  1946 (dated)    21.25 x 32.5 in (53.975 x 82.55 cm)     1 : 172000

Description


This is a 1946 Pacific Electric Railway Company map of the vicinity of Los Angeles in southern California illustrating the routes of the Pacific Electric Rail and Motor Coach Lines. Founded at the turn of the twentieth century, the map depicts the Pacific Electric Railway network in its decline and stretches from Chatsworth to Redlands and from the San Bernardino Mountains to Laguna Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Four different modes of transportation are traced here: passenger and freight rail lines (solid red lines), passenger only rail lines (large red and white dashed lines), freight only rail lines (short red and while dashed lines), and motor coach lines (dotted lines). Cities and towns throughout the region are labeled, as are all major streets. Numerous rivers and lakes are illustrated, including the Los Angeles River, Rio Hondo, the San Gabriel River, and the Santa Ana River. Inset maps of downtown Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Island are situated along the right border.

This map was created by the California Map Company and published by the Pacific Electric Railway Company in March 1946.

Condition


Very good. Backed on archival tissue for stability. Wear along original fold lines. Some areas of infill along margins and at fold intersections. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 17315667.
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