Central Station, Los Angeles

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Central Station
Exterior view of the Southern Pacific Depot, ca.1918 (CHS-5724).jpg
Exterior view of the Southern Pacific Depot, ca. 1918
LocationFifth and Central
Coordinates34°02′32″N 118°14′22″W / 34.0423°N 118.2394°W / 34.0423; -118.2394Coordinates: 34°02′32″N 118°14′22″W / 34.0423°N 118.2394°W / 34.0423; -118.2394
Line(s)Southern Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific
History
OpenedDecember 1, 1914; 104 years ago (1914-12-01)[1]
ClosedAugust 22, 1956; 62 years ago (1956-08-22)[1]

Central Station was the Southern Pacific Railroad's main passenger terminal in Los Angeles, California. It was formerly on Central Avenue at Fifth Street, in eastern Downtown Los Angeles.

History[edit]

The Central Station was built to replace the railroad's Arcade Depot[1] and opened on December 1, 1914. The Union Pacific Railroad, which lost its main Los Angeles train station (built 1891) in a fire, began operating from the station in 1924.[1][2]

All passenger services were transferred to Union Station, upon that building's completion in 1939.

The Central Station was demolished on August 22, 1956.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Nathan Masters (January 17, 2013). "Lost Train Depots of Los Angeles". Socal Focus. KCET. Retrieved July 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Flickr images: Central Station, @ www.flickr.com/photos/84263554@N00/7637098244/