When people think of Los Angeles they think
of freeways and traffic. But today LA is working on developing a
first class transit system. Up thru the 1950's the LA basin had
streetcars (Yellow Cars) and Interurbans (Red Cars) going all over. At
its peak there was 1000 miles of electric railways. The last line
stopped running in the 1960's from LA to Long Beach.
In 1990, the modern ear of rail transit
started with the Blue Line, a light rail line running from Load Angeles
to Long Beach over mostly the same right-of-way as the Red Car ear.
Today LA has a two line Subway System, 3
Light Rail Lines, and a network of Commuter Rail Lines. More Light Rail
is coming, and expansion of the Subway is being considered.
Then there is the rail attractions of the
region including the Disneyland Monorail, Short trolley lines at 2
different outdoor shopping malls, and the San Pedro Red Car line using
replica Interurban cars. Finally there is the Angels Flight Funicular
which remains closed after a deadly accident several years ago.
All of these operations are featured here, choose your