Los Angeles Railway 1895-1945
Los Angeles Railway (1895-1945) also known as the Yellow Cars of Los Angeles, was the local streetcar transit system running down the center of city streets and connecting the city center to neighborhoods in about a six mile radius of downtown.
There were about 642 miles of track at its peak in 1924. Henry E. Huntington ran the system until his death in 1927. The Huntington Estate later sold LARy to Los Angeles Transit Lines in 1945.
The system slowly morphed into a bus system over the years until the last streetcar ran in 1963.
After a 27 year absence, light rail returned to Los Angeles with the opening of the Metro Blue Line in 1990.