Pacific Electric Blues - LA Part 1: Episode 63

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Today, we’re diving deep into the strange and sordid past of Los Angeles' various transit systems, and what made them collapse the first time around. We'll talk Red Cars, Yellow Cars, and more after The News.


References & notes

  1. [1] Wikipedia: Pacific Electric
  2. [2] Wikipedia: Los Angeles Railway
  3. [3] PBS SoCal: The History and Rebirth of L.A.'s Public Transit
  4. [4] USC Libraries: The Red Cars and L.A.'s Transportation Past
  5. [5] Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society
  6. [6] The Guardian: Story of cities #29: Los Angeles and the 'great American streetcar scandal'
  7. [7] The Santa Clarita Valley Signal: The History of Los Angeles Freeways
  8. [8] Wikipedia: Southern California freeways
  9. [9] PBS SoCal: L.A.'s First Freeways
  10. [10] Southern California Railway Museum: Pacific Electric
  11. [11] Vox: The real story behind the demise of America's once-mighty streetcars
  12. [12] MotorTrend: America's First Freeway: The Arroyo Seco Parkway, aka, the 110
  13. [13] Smithsonian Magazine: Nobody Walks in L.A.: The Rise of Cars and the Monorails That Never Were
  14. [14] Wikipedia: General Motors streetcar conspiracy