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Pacific Electric Railway was created with Henry Edwards Huntington as principal stockholder.

Pacfiic Electric was sold to Southern Pacific in 1910.

In 1911 Southern Pacific combined Pacific Electric with nearly all of the interurban railways in a four-county region of Southern California, which continued operating under the Pacific Electric name.

Its passenger operations (both rail and bus) were sold to newly-formed Metropolitan Coach Lines in 1953.

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.

MCL Promotions

MCL Promotions

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PERyScope

PERyScope

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Pacific Electric
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Pacific Electric

787 photos

PE Buses

PE Buses

115 photos

PE Events

PE Events

13 photos

PE Facilities

PE Facilities

283 photos

PE Freights

PE Freights

17 photos

PE people

PE people

79 photos

PE Railcars

PE Railcars

248 photos

PE Rail Lines
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PE Rail Lines

267 photos

PE Subway

PE Subway

29 photos

PE WWII

PE WWII

64 photos