Pasadena Short Line (Pacific Electric)

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Pasadena Short Line
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Southern California
Termini Pacific Electric Building
Downtown Pasadena
Stations 14
Daily ridership 7,693 (last counting)
Operation
Opened 1902
Closed 1951
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 5050 Class PCC cars (last used)
Technical
Line length 11.6 mi (22 km)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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Pasadena
ATSF
Raymond Hill
South Pasadena
Oneonta ParkMonrovia-Glendora
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 Pasadena Short Line was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway, running from 1902 until 1951, between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Pasadena, California. The route went through Eastside Los Angeles along the foot of the eastern San Rafael Hills to the western San Gabriel Valley. [1][2]

List of Major Stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Pasadena Short Line
Pasadena East California, East Orange Grove, East Washington, Lamanda Park, Lincoln, Mount Lowe, North Fair Oaks, North Lake, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, South Pasadena Local, West California, West Colorado and Orange Grove 1902 1951 Pasadena
South Pasadena Mount Lowe Railway, South Pasadena Local 1902 1951 South Pasadena
Oneonta Park Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Shorb, Sierra Madre 1901 1951
Sierra Vista Alhambra-San Gabriel, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Shorb, Sierra Madre 1901 1951 Alhambra
Covina Junction [3] Alhambra-San Gabriel, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, Sierra Madre, Upland-San Bernardino 1901 1951 Los Angeles
Echandia Junction Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, Sierra Madre, 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 via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Whittier 1905 1961

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