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List of Pacific Electric lines

The following passenger rail lines were operated by the Pacific Electric Railway and its successors from the time of its merger in 1911 until the last line was abandoned in 1961.

                                               

Alhambra – San Gabriel (Pacific Electric)

Between the 6th & Main Terminal and Sierra Vista Junction, the line followed the Northern District main line. At Sierra Vista Junction where Huntington Drive and Main Street meet near the western border of Alhambra, the line diverged due east alo ...

                                               

East Washington (Pacific Electric)

East Washington was a local line of the Pacific Electric Railway serving Pasadena until 1941. It ran from Downtown Pasadena to East Washington Village, by way of Los Robles Avenue and Washington Boulevard. The line was cut back to the intersectio ...

                                               

Hawthorne-El Segundo (Pacific Electric)

Hawthorne-El Segundo was a route of the Pacific Electric Railway, constructed in 1914. El Segundo began as a company town for Standard Oil, and was primarily used to deliver gasoline to the Southern Pacific main line. Due to low passenger usage, ...

                                               

La Habra-Yorba Linda (Pacific Electric)

La Habra-Yorba Linda was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway. The route, passing through one of the most sparsely populated areas of Greater Los Angeles, was not originally intended for passenger service unless a connection to Corona was compl ...

                                               

Lamanda Park (Pacific Electric)

                                               

North Lake (Pacific Electric)

North Lake was a local line of the Pacific Electric Railway serving Pasadena until 1950. At one point, the line had a branch to Country Club Park by way of Mendocino Street, in present-day Altadena.

                                               

Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8

Electric interurban and trolley cars required 600 volts direct current to operate a cars Direct Current traction motors. The function of a "substation" was to convert very high voltage alternating current from a power generating plant for an AC t ...

                                               

Pasadena via Oak Knoll (Pacific Electric)

Pasadena via Oak Knoll was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway, running from 1906 until 1950, between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Pasadena, California, with additional service to Altadena during rush hour. The route was originally built ...

                                               

Redondo Beach via Gardena (Pacific Electric)

Redondo via Gardena was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway. One of two routes to Redondo Beach, this one was faster than Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey as a result of its routing along the Watts 4-track main line. The line was built and oper ...

                                               

San Pedro via Dominguez (Pacific Electric)

San Pedro via Dominguez was a 25-mile light rail transport route, part of the Pacific Electric system in Los Angeles, United States. Its termini were Pacific Electric Building and San Pedro and it operated between 1904 and 1958, after which the l ...

                                               

San Pedro via Gardena (Pacific Electric)

San Pedro via Gardena was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway. This was the original route to San Pedro, built by the Los Angeles Interurban Railway in 1903 and Pacific Electric assumed control in 1911. The line was essential in the establishm ...

                                               

Santa Ana (Pacific Electric)

Santa Ana was a route of the Pacific Electric Railway, constructed in 1905 and bought by Pacific Electric in 1911, running from the Pacific Electric Building in Los Angeles to the Southern Pacific depot in Santa Ana, California on the West Santa ...

                                               

Sawtelle (Pacific Electric)

Sawtelle was a suburban line operated by the Pacific Electric Railway from 1911 to 1940. This line was one of four lines connecting Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica that did not run through Hollywood. This was the shortest route to Santa Mon ...

                                               

Watts (Pacific Electric)

The Watts line was a local line of the Pacific Electric Railway that operated between the Pacific Electric Building in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States and the Watts Station at 103rd Street in Watts, Los Angeles. It wa ...

                                               

Pacific Electric Railway templates

                                               

CSX Saginaw Subdivision

The CSX Saginaw Subdivision is a railroad line in the U.S. state of Michigan. The line runs 105 miles from Toledo, Ohio, to Saginaw, Michigan; although since 2006, the section from Mt. Morris to Saginaw has been leased to the Lake State Railway, ...

                                               

PM Toledo Division

The Toledo Division was the southern half of the Pere Marquette Railways main line, which ran from Ludington, Michigan to Toledo, Ohio. The Toledo Division encompassed the portion which ran from Toledo north to Saginaw, Michigan, where it met the ...

                                               

Sarnia Subdivision

The Sarnia Subdivision is a railroad line owned by the Lake Erie and Detroit River Railway and operated by CSX Transportation in the Canadian province of Ontario. The line runs from Chatham north to Sarnia along a former Pere Marquette Railway li ...

                                               

SS John Sherman

The SS John Sherman was a United States sidewheeler ship of the 1870s used for ferry service across Lake Michigan. She went between the states of Michigan and Wisconsin. The ship was the first of the commercial ferries used by the Pere Marquette ...

                                               

Pennypack Trail

The Pennypack Trail is a trail located in eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The trail runs 5.4 miles from Rockledge north to Byberry Road near Bryn Athyn along the former alignment of SEPTAs Fox Chase-Newtown Line. The ...

                                               

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Reading Railroad tunnels

                                               

Goat Canyon (Carrizo Gorge)

Goat Canyon is a valley in San Diego County, California, United States, located within the Carrizo Gorge in the Jacumba Mountains. The rock forming the canyon is crystalline basement. One feature of the canyon is a dry waterfall. The canyon is br ...

                                               

Biola Branch

The Biola Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad was a 15.6-mile-long freight branch line serving the raisin and agricultural area west of Fresno. The line ran from Fresno to Kerman, California where it connected with the Southern Pacific mainli ...

                                               

Cal-P Line

Cal-P is an unofficial term for the railroad line from Martinez to Sacramento, California. It hosts several Amtrak passenger routes, such as the Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, and California Zephyr. The name comes from the California Pacific ...

                                               

Coast Line (UP)

The Coast Line is a railroad line between Burbank, California and the San Francisco Bay Area, roughly along the Pacific Coast. It is the shortest rail route between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

                                               

Pengra Pass rail route

The Pengra Pass rail route, also known as the Natron Cutoff, the Cascade Subdivision, or the Cascade Line, is a Union Pacific Railroad line connecting Eugene, Oregon, with Klamath Falls, Oregon. Construction of the line began in 1905 and was comp ...

                                               

Peninsula Commute

See Caltrain for the commuter rail service currently operating on the San Francisco Peninsula. The Peninsula Commute, also known as the Southern Pacific Peninsula or just Peninsula, was the common name for commuter rail service between San Jose, ...

                                               

Peninsular Railway (California)

The Peninsular Railway was an interurban electrified railway in the U.S. State of California in the United States of America. It served the area between San Jose, Los Gatos, and Palo Alto, comprising much of what is today known as "Silicon Valley ...

                                               

Southern Pacific (narrow gauge)

The Southern Pacific narrow gauge is the informal name given to a network of 3 ft narrow gauge railroad lines operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad in western Nevada and eastern California. The SP narrow gauge system operated on the tracks of ...

                                               

History of the Southern Pacific

The history of the Southern Pacific stretches from 1865 to 1998. For the main page, see Southern Pacific Transportation Company; for the former holding company, see Southern Pacific Rail Corporation. The Southern Pacific was represented by three ...

                                               

Templates for Southern Pacific lines

                                               

B-Line (Norfolk Southern)

The B-Line is a railroad line owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The most heavily-used section of the line runs from Front Royal east to Manassas along a former Southern Railway line. The B-Line exte ...

                                               

Locomotives of Southern Railway (U.S)

                                               

Georges Creek Subdivision

The Georges Creek Subdivision is a railroad line with portions owned and operated by either CSX Transportation or the Georges Creek Railway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The line runs from Westernport, Maryland, north to Carlos, Maryland, along ...

                                               

Hanover Subdivision

The Hanover Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. The line runs from Baltimore, Maryland, west to Hagerstown, Maryland, along several former Western Maryland Railw ...

                                               

Lurgan Subdivision

The Lurgan Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia. The line runs from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, south to Hagerstown, Maryland, and west to Cherry R ...

                                               

Port Covington

Port Covington is a developing district in the Riverside neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, Port Covington was a railroad terminal built by the Western Maryland Railway in 1904 on the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River. The termina ...

                                               

Western Maryland Railway tunnels

                                               

Keddie Wye

The Keddie Wye is a railroad junction in the form of a wye on the Union Pacific Railroad in Plumas County, California, United States. Located at the town of Keddie, it joins the east-west Feather River Route with a branch line north to Bieber. Th ...

                                               

Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Locomotive House and Machine Shop

The Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Locomotive House and Machine Shop was built by the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway in 1889 in Reno, Nevada. The railroad was organized in Reno in June 1880 as the Nevada and Oregon Railroad. It was decided th ...

                                               

Pulga Bridges

The Pulga Bridges are two nearby bridges for highway and railroad crossings of the North Fork Feather River. The highway bridge, carrying State Route 70, crosses right over the railroad bridge. The railroad Pulga Bridge is located on the Union Pa ...

                                               

Tobin Bridges

The Tobin Bridges are two bridges for highway and railroad crossings of the North Fork Feather River that nearly cross at the west side of the river. The railroad bridge also crosses over Highway 70. The railroad Tobin Bridge is located on the Un ...

                                               

Western Pacific Railroad locomotives

                                               

Western Pacific Railroad templates

                                               

Caltrain Express

The Caltrain Express project was implemented from 2002 to 2004 and led to the establishment of the Baby Bullet express service, which shortened the transit time between San Francisco and San Jose, and certain stations in between. New locomotives ...

                                               

Caltrain templates

                                               

Caltrain stations

                                               

History of passenger rail in Chicago

During the heyday of rail transportation in the first half of the 20th century, Chicago, Illinois reigned as the undisputed railroad center of the United States and was served by six intercity train terminals. With the decline of rail passenger s ...

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