Sierra Madre (Pacific Electric)

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Sierra Madre
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Southern California
Termini Pacific Electric Building
Sierra Madre, California
Stations 24
Daily ridership 1713 (last counted)
Operation
Opening 1906
Closed 1950
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 1100 Class (last used)
Technical
Line length 16.9 miles
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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Mount Wilson Trail
Sierra Madre
Kinneloa Wash
Villa
Eaton Wash
El Rincon
Vinedo
ATSF RR
Lamanda Park
Halliday
Monrovia-Glendora
San Marino
Las Rosas
El Molino
San Pasqual Wash
Pasqualito
Fletcher Avenue
Oneonta ParkPasadena Short Line
La Cresta
Sierra Vista
Newton
Titus
Happy Valley
Soto Street Viaduct
El Sereno
Lincoln Park
SP RR
Charlotte Street
Marengo Street
Valley Junction
State Street
Echandia
Brooklyn Avenue
UP RR
Los Angeles River
ATSF
P
Southern Division
6th/Main TerminalF

The Sierra Madre was a Pacific Electric interurban line which ran 16.9 miles (27.2 km) from the Pacific Electric Building in Los Angeles to Sierra Madre. The line opened to Pasadena on March 19, 1904, and was extended to Sierra Madre in 1906; it closed on October 6, 1950.[1]

Sierra Madre 1908 with PE line Depot and the Hotel Shirley in background

List of Major Stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre 1902 1950 Sierra Madre
Lamanda Park Junction Lamanda Park 1902 1950 Pasadena
San Marino Monrovia-Glendora 1902 1950 San Marino
El Molino Monrovia-Glendora, Pasadena via Oak Knoll 1902 1950
Oneonta Park Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Shorb 1901 1951 South Pasadena
Sierra Vista Alhambra-San Gabriel, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Shorb 1901 1951 Alhambra
Covina Junction Alhambra-San Gabriel, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, Upland-San Bernardino 1901 1951 Los Angeles
Echandia Junction Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino 1895 1951
Pacific Electric Building Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Whittier 1905 1961

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Electric Sierra Madre Line". Electric Railway Historic Association of Southern California. Retrieved August 20, 2010.