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 Pacific Electric Red Car in Long Beach

Red Car eastbound on Ocean Ave. in downtown Long Beach.

Originally built in 1913 by Pullman and fondly known as Blimps due to their large size, this class of cars first came to the PE during WWII to start a special service to the shipyards to support war time work. They closed out service on the last running line, the Long Beach line, in 1961 most of which has been reborn into the Metro Blue Line.

Red Car Graveyard
Sad to see a Red Car Graveyard

See a restored 1907-vintage Pacific Electric "Red Car" and two new replica railcars carefully patterned after a 1909 Pacific Electric "Red Car" design.

Visit the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Waterfront Red Car Line
What Fun - You can ride one this weekend.

Also see
Orange Empire Railway Museum
With photos and history of the "Red Car" and more.

 

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