Sherman (Pacific Electric)

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Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles
Termini Hill Street Station
West Hollywood
Stations 8
Daily ridership 5,314,149 (last counting)
Opened 1896
Closed 1953
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock Steel 600 Class (last used)
Line length 9.84 mi
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map


Beverly Hills
West Hollywood
Beverly Hills
Highland Avenue
South Hollywood
Virgil Avenue
Beverly Hills
Sunset Junction
US 101 (CA).svg U.S. Route 101
First Street
Toluca Substation and Yard
Hollywood Subway
Harbor Freeway
Subway Terminal

Sherman was a suburban line of the Pacific Electric Railway, originally built in 1896 as part of the Pasadena and Pacific. Pasadena and Pacific became part of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad. The line ran between Downtown Los Angeles and the suburb of Sherman (present-day) West Hollywood. The line is named after Moses Sherman, who built the line and built Sherman street car yard on the line in West LA. The large 5.56 acre, rail facility was on Santa Monica Boulevard just West of La Cienega Boulevard. The yard had a steam power house, a car barn and a shop building. Pacific Electric moved the yard works to 7th & Central in LA. In the 1930 buses started to run from the depot there also. The lines was discontinued on September 25, 1954. In 1974 all the rail buildings were taking down for development.

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