Riverside–Rialto (Pacific Electric)

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Riverside-Rialto
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire
Termini Pacific Electric Building
Downtown Riverside
Stations 71
Operation
Opened 1914
Closed 1940
Owner Union Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock 1300 class (last used)
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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Arlington-Corona
Riverside
Santa Ana River
SP RR
ATSF RR
East River
Ranura
Cement Plant
Crestmore (Cedar Street)
Curtisolo (Slover Street)
Bloomington
SP RR
Pooele
Upland-San Bernardino
Rialto
Cactus Avenue
Linden Avenue
Locust
Alder
Fontana
Muscat
Sansevain
Los Minos
Etiwanda
Milligan(Grapeland)
Los Uvas
East Alta Loma
Alta Loma
Carnelian
Carillo
Upland
Euclid Avenue
Mountain Avenue
West Upland
Claremont
ATSF RR
Baldy View
North Pomona
Fulton Road
Pomona
La Verne (Lordsburg)
San Dimas
Lone Hill(San Dimas Jct.)terminus after 1940
Charter Oak
Ruddock
Masonic Home
Hayler
Barranca Street
Covina
Hollenbeck Avenue
Azusa Avenue
Lark Ellen
Vincent
Irwindale
Orange Avenue
Meadowview
Vineland
Baldwin Park
La Rica
Vista Del Valle
Gravel Pit
San Gabriel River
San Gabriel River
Maxson
Cogswell
Hayes
SPT Co. RR
El Monte
Rio Hondo
Niobe
Eaton Wash
California 19.svg State Route 19
Rosemead
San Gabriel Wash
Garvey (Amarillo)
South San Gabriel
Alhambra Wash
Wilmar
Alhambra Avenue (Gaston)
Garfield Avenue (Ramona Park)
Ynez Street
Ramona Convent
Campbell Avenue
Granada Park
Floral Park
City Terrace (La Borde)
Wallace Park
several lines
Valley Junction
State Street
Echandia
Brooklyn Avenue
UP RR
Los Angeles River
ATSF
SPT Co. RR
Northern Division
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6th/Main TerminalEdendale Local
several lines

Riverside-Rialto was a line operated by the Pacific Electric Railway from 1914 to 1940, running from Downtown Los Angeles to Downtown Riverside. This was the longest line in the Pacific Electric, and the only line to have exclusive trackage owned by the Union Pacific instead of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The line reached its highest ridership the year it opened, but never recovered at a time when the Inland Empire was far less populated and a commute of that distance was rare.

List of Major Stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Riverside-Rialto
Riverside Arlington-Corona, Riverside-San Bernardino 1914 1940 Riverside
Upland Upland-San Bernardino 1914 1940 Upland
Claremont Pomona-Claremont, Upland-San Bernardino 1914 1940 Claremont
San Dimas Pomona, Upland-San Bernardino 1914 1940 San Dimas
Covina Pomona, Upland-San Bernardino 1914 1947 Covina
El Monte Pomona, Upland-San Bernardino 1914 1950 El Monte
Covina Junction Alhambra-San Gabriel, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Sierra Madre, Upland-San Bernardino 1902 1951 Los Angeles
Echandia Junction Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, 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 Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino, Whittier 1905 1961

Sources[edit]

Electric Rail Heritage Association