P (Los Angeles Railway)
|System||Los Angeles Railway, Los Angeles MTA|
|Locale||Los Angeles, East Los Angeles|
|Termini||Pico Boulevard and Rimpau Boulevard
Brooklyn Avenue and Rowan Avenue
|Owner||Los Angeles MTA|
|Track gauge||narrow gauge|
Pico Street Electric Railway (1887-88)
The first streetcar line on Pico Boulevard was short lived, running from an Orange Grove at Lorde Street (present-day Harvard Boulevard) to the Plaza de Los Angeles by way of Pico, Maple Avenue, 7th Street, San Julian Street, 3rd Street, and Los Angeles Street. The company went under almost immediately.
The Modern Route
The Pico and First Street Line was one of the first routes built by the new Los Angeles Railway in 1895. Its route lay between Pico and Van Ness Avenue on the west and Brooklyn and Rowan avenues on the east, via Pico Boulevard, Main Street, Broadway, 1st Street, and Rowan Avenue. In 1919, Broadway was extended south from 11th and Main to Pico Boulevard, removing the line from Main Street entirely. In 1920, the route was extended west to the Rimpau Loop and renamed P. Its route was unchanged for the rest of its existence.
Gage Street Shuttle Line
As part of the Los Angeles Railway's expansion, a shuttle line was built north from Rowan and Dozier along Rowan, Hammel and Gage to Blanchard Street, at the foot of what is now City Terrace. Ridership was very low and the route was discontinued by LATL.
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