Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Los Angeles Pacific Electric Streetcars

Pacific Electric Streetcar, Los Angeles

On Saturday, June 19, The Burbank Historical Society will be doing a special video presentation on the historic streetcars that served the Los Angeles area during the 20s, 30s and 40s. At one point Los Angeles had one of the most extensive rail systems in the country. I know - hard to believe, but that would come to an end during the 1950s. The film Who Framed Roger Rabbit even confronts this topic in a humorous way.

Here are the details on the event:

Where:
Gordon R. Howard Museum
115 N. Lomita St., Burbank, CA

When: Saturday, June 19, 2010 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE!

If you haven't been to the Burbank Historical Society, it is worth a visit. They have nice exhibits on NBC, Disney, and Warner Bros as well as exhibits on non-entertainment Burbank history. Check out their website for more info: http://www.burbankhistoricalsoc.com/


Video on Los Angeles Streetcars


5 comments:

Tennis Girl said...

Robby,
It is sad when we lose things in history. Those cars were gorgeous!
Robin

Robby Cress said...

Robin,

I know - terribly sad. Those rail cars were gorgeous. What's also sad is that LA had that rail infrastructure, tore it out, and is having to pay to put it back - but I'm glad to see the rails are coming back - slowly but surely.

Sloan said...

Thanks for alerting me! I'm so going to the presentation.

kittypackard said...

GUTTED that I missed this!! That's what I get for not checking your blog more regularly!!

Sloan said...

BTW, this presentation was amazing. I honestly don't think anyone could understand the city of Los Angeles and why it is the way it is today without knowing the history of the Pacific Electric streetcars. Their history is the history of how Los Angeles was created. So glad I read your blog & went!

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