May 26th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Los Angeles Transit, and a Link to the Past

I remember being about four years old and being in a quiet store building on Garfield Avenue at the south end of Alhambra, California, where there has now long been a freeway onramp. Then, it was one of those small suburban business districts that grew up next to the tracks of the Pacific Electric Railway early in the 20th century. I heard the distinctive air horn of on of the trains passing just north of the store. It is my first memory of the red cars, and not too far from the last. Within a few years, they were gone.
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