Whittier (Pacific Electric)

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Whittier
Overview
TypeLight rail
SystemPacific Electric Pacific Electric
LocaleSouthern California
TerminiPacific Electric Building
Whittier, California
Daily ridership1,139,480 (peak, 1923)
Operation
OpenedNovember 7, 1903
Closed1935
OwnerSouthern Pacific Railroad
Operator(s)Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Technical
Line length17.35 miles
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead lines
Route map

 B   F   G   O 
Pacific Electric Building
Edendale Local
 H   J   R   S 
 B   F   G   O 
multiple
lines
 U 
Amoco
Vernon Avenue
 V 
Slauson Junction
multiple
lines
Dozier
Huntington Park
 J 
Miles
Fruitland
Bell
Greening
Baker
Walker
terminus
after 1930
Laguna
Gage
Rio Hondo
McCampbell
Downey Road
Rivera
Burke
Guirado
Los Nietos
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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