Whittier (Pacific Electric)

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Whittier
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Southern California
Termini Pacific Electric Building
Whittier, California
Daily ridership 1,139,480 (peak, 1923)
Operation
Opened November 7, 1903
Closed 1935
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Technical
Line length 17.35 miles
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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B F G O Sierra Vista
Pacific Electric BuildingEdendale Local
H J R S
B F G O
several lines
U
Amoco
Santa Monica Air Line
Vernon Avenue
V
Slauson Junction
several lines
Dozier
Huntington ParkJ
Miles
Fruitland
Bell
Greening
Baker
Walkerterminus after 1930
Los Angeles River
Laguna
Gage
Rio Hondo
Rio Hondo
McCampbell
Downey RoadCalifornia 19.svg State Route 19
Rivera
Burke
San Gabriel River
Guirado
ATSF
Los Nietos
Fullerton, La Habra-Yorba Linda
King
Eli
Rose Hedge
State School
Whittier

The Whittier line was a line on the Pacific Electric Railway that operated between 1904 and 1935. The line served Downtown Los Angeles and Whittier via Huntington Park, Rivera, and Los Nietos. Due to its roundabout route, the line quickly lost out to bus and automobile service along Whittier Boulevard.

Mileages[edit]

Times as of 1931[1]

station Mi. EB Mi. WB Time EB Time WB
Los Angeles 0.00 17.35 0:00 0:45
Slauson Junction 4.27 13.08 0:16 0:33
Huntington Park 5.42 11.93 0:20 0:28
Bell (Maywood Ave.) 6.73 10.62
Bell (Gifford Ave) 7.20 10.15 0:23 0:21
Walker 0:28 0:19
Edgewater 9.20 8.15
Laguna 10.28 7.07
Rio Hondo 11.40 5.95
Rivera 12.58 4.77 0:35 0:10
Los Nietos 14.50 2.85 0:39 0:08
State School 16.71 0.94 0:43 0:02
Whittier 17.35 0.00 0:47 0:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Electric Railway Time Table". Metro Library and Archive. August 26, 1931. 

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