archive photographs


364 LATL 525 54th & Avalon Old South Park Shop 19550327 AKW by Metro Library and Archive
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From photographer’s notes - “Well another year is all but gone by. So we will take one last nostalgic trip back to a good time in the life of Electric Traction. The SC-ERA ran most of these Fantrip Charters. Los Angeles was a less hectic place in the 1950’s. In many ways 2016 has been a good year for transit. Two new extensions of LR were added. The Gold Line Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa with six new stations. Then the Expo Line moved West from Culver City to Santa Monica. Both lines are doing very well with ridership. The new Kinkisharyo cars started arriving and are being added to both lines. The Crenshaw corridor/LAX line is 50% completed. Tunneling has started on the very important Regional Connector. When finished in 2021, it will connect two separate Light Rail Systems. The Wilshire Blvd. Purple Line is nearing the Tunneling stage. So we can look forward to much more progress in 2017.” Alan Weeks (Photos) December 31, 2016