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1911 trolley tracks to Van Nuys

1911 trolley tracks to Van Nuys

April 1911: Sightseers check out the new Pacific Electric trolley line being built in the Cahuenga Pass between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.

The original April 9, 1911, Los Angeles caption reported:

Electric Line to Van Nuys Through Cahuenga Pass. This picture shows the railroad as now laid to the highest point in the gap which unites Hollywood with the rich San Fernando Valley. The road will be in operation early in the summer. Express trains connecting the town of Van Nuys with Los Angeles will make only one stop, Hollywood.

The line opened on Dec. 16, 1911.

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  1. May 9, 2014, 5:28 am

    better dig that up and start it again. That would be better than
    $millions for a speed train to nowhere.

    By: lLorrAINE mURPHYorra
  2. May 9, 2014, 11:48 am

    And then the tire and auto car lobby went to work pumping money into equation.

  3. May 9, 2014, 11:53 am

    Hail to the Red Car. Roger Rabbit was right!

    By: Arye Michael Bender

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