los angeles 1920 pacific electric map

largest electric railway system in the world.

riped up and replaced with the regional freeway system.


now the long road to returning los angeles to its past glory

  • jesjozwik 7y

    ooo, nice map
  • jeremy jozwik PRO 7y

    yup, spent a whole night building it from this site.
  • jesjozwik 7y

    oh, you made this? nice job!
  • jeremy jozwik PRO 7y

    well.. more assembled then made
  • Chris PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Orange County History, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • mccannthomas 7y

    Great map! I live in Lakewood and used to live in Santa Ana and always wondered if that diagonal line was an old PE line. Thanks for answering my question.
  • jann_on PRO 6y

    we need all of those again. as soon as possible.
  • jeremy jozwik PRO 6y

  • Chris PRO 5y

    This is a great map to see on several levels. Note that the Santa Ana River still empties into Newport Bay. This was also about two years (I believe) before the line between Talbert and Santa Ana was washed out. There was a plan to restore that line, but it never happened. Very much a snapshot of a moment in time.
  • mary PRO 3y

    I wonder what that slough just southwest of Compton is called now, or what's there since it's been drained. Wow. *goes mapsearching*
  • Jack Repenning 3y

    Side by side with freeways today:
    LA Transportation, then and now by jrepenning
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