San Pedro via Gardena (Pacific Electric)

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San Pedro via Gardena
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles, and the South Bay
Termini Downtown Los Angeles
San Pedro, California
Stations 37
Daily ridership 101,461 (last count)
Operation
Opened 1903
Closed 1939
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 1200 Class (last used)
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map
Pacific Electric Building
Northern Division
J R S
J S
Sierra Vista-Watts South Pasadena Local
U
Amoco
Vernon Avenue
V
Slauson Junction
Fleming
Florencito Park
Florence
Nadeau
Graham
Latin
Watts
several lines
Centralia
South Park Avenue
Main Street
South Los Angeles (Forest)7
San Pedro via Gardena
Athens
Delphi
143rd Street
Redondo via Gardena
Delta
West Athens
Amestoy
Euclid Avenue
Rosecrans
Blackburn
Redondo via Gardena
Strawberry Park
Gardena
Hermosillo
Redondo via Gardena
Oliver SR 91
Compton Creek
Southmoyd
McKinley
La Jota (Humphreys)
Funston
Dolanco
Torranceterminus after 1939
Plaza del Amo
Ocean Avenue
Cuerna
Joughins
Weston Street
Harbor City SR 1
Bixby (Hilldale)
McDonald
Long Beach-San Pedro
Wilmington Road
San Pedro via Dominguez
San Pedro

San Pedro via Gardena (also known as San Pedro via Torrance) was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway. This was the original route to San Pedro, built by the Los Angeles Interurban Railway in 1903 and Pacific Electric assumed control in 1911.

The line was essential in the establishment of light industry in Torrance. While freight on the line continued until 1965, passenger service ended as a result of San Pedro via Dominguez. Passenger service was cut back to Torrance in 1939 and discontinued in 1940. The route closely paralleled the present-day Harbor Transitway.

List of major stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
San Pedro via Gardena
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, Redlands, Redondo via Gardena, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino, Whittier, LAR Routes B, H, J, R, 7, and 8 1905 1961 Los Angeles
Amoco Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Soldiers' Home, Whittier 1902 1961
Slauson Junction Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, Santa Ana, Whittier 1902 1961
Watts Balboa, Hawthorne-El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, Santa Ana 1902 1961
Forest Hawthorne-El Segundo, Redondo via Gardena, LARy route 7 1903 1940
Delta Hawthorne-El Segundo 1903 1940
Gardena Redondo via Gardena 1903 1940 Gardena
Dolanco 1903 1940 Carson
Torrance 1903 1940 Torrance
San Pedro La Rambla, Long Beach-San Pedro, Point Fermin, San Pedro via Dominguez 1902 1961 San Pedro