Central and Southern Los Angeles County Rails

The Pacific Electric Railway and the Los Angeles Railway used to run all around the central and southern parts of Los Angeles County. The Pacific Electric shut down completely in 1961 and the Los Angeles Railway in 1963. Remnants still exist throughout the area in the form of rails and structures. This site will attempt to cover as much of the remains as possible as well as interesting features of other mainline railroads in the area.

Los Angeles Railway
Pacific Electric Railway
Angels Flight Railway
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Southern Pacific
Union Pacific

Los Angeles Railway

Double track section of the former LARy 5 Line on Brynhurst Ave between 67th St and 71st St. These rails may be removed when the new Metro Crenshaw Line is constructed.
Double track section of the former LARy 5 Line on Brynhurst Ave between 67th St and 71st St near Inglewood. These rails may be removed when the new Metro Crenshaw Line is constructed.
LA Railway Union Station Loop signage
LA Railway Union Station Loop signage
Wye on the V line at New Hampshire Ave and Monroe St next to Los Angeles City College.
Wye on the V line at New Hampshire Ave and Monroe St next to Los Angeles City College.
Tracks on Monroe St at Vermont St.
Tracks on Monroe St at Vermont St.

Pacific Electric Railway

Soldiers Home Waiting Station on the Veterans Administration grounds in West Los Angeles.
Soldiers Home Waiting Station on the Veterans Administration grounds in West Los Angeles.
DANGER warning in the sidewalk in front of the former PE Main Street Station.
DANGER warning in the sidewalk in front of the former PE Main Street Station.
Tracks on the line from Venice to Santa Monica at Westminster Ave and Electric Ave in Venice.
Tracks on the line from Venice to Santa Monica at Westminster Ave and Electric Ave in Venice.
Venice Short Line bridge crossing the Grand Canal in Venice.
Venice Short Line bridge crossing the Grand Canal in Venice.
Extant rails crossing State Route 1 (Lincoln Blvd) at Marina Expressway (State 90) in Marina Del Rey on the line from Alsace to Venice.
Extant rails crossing State Route 1 (Lincoln Blvd) at Marina Expressway (State 90) in Marina Del Rey on the line from Inglewood to Venice.
Top of the Echo Mountain Incline on the Mt Lowe Railway.
Top of the Echo Mountain Incline on the Mt Lowe Railway.
Santa Monica Air Line tracks underneath the Harbor Freeway (I-110).
Santa Monica Air Line tracks underneath the Harbor Freeway (I-110).
Freight spur tracks on Santa Monica Blvd between Las Palmas Ave and Seward St in Hollywood.
Freight spur tracks on Santa Monica Blvd between Las Palmas Ave and Seward St in Hollywood.

Angels Flight Railway – Finally set to reopen by Labor Day 2017!

Angels Flight Railway Videos

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad)

Wigwag in Vernon

Southern Pacific

Union Pacific

Last remaining track from the former UP Pasadena Branch on York Blvd just east of Figueroa St.
Last remaining track from the former UP Pasadena Branch on York Blvd just east of Figueroa St.
Former UP Pasasdena Branch Right of Way near Orange Grove Ave adjacent to the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
Former UP Pasasdena Branch Right of Way near Orange Grove Ave adjacent to the Arroyo Seco Parkway.
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