Sunday, May 8, 2011

Red Car Property: Below Lake View Ave

Photo: Ayers Family Archive, undated.  Most people have no idea the Red Car Trolley tracks used to run at the base of the telephone poles that are midway up the slope between the Corralitas end of the Red Car Property and Lake View.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 21, 2011.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)  The red line indicates the approximate location of the tracks before they were removed.  The telephone poles were not relocated.  Countless tons of earth were removed from the Red Car Property to build the adjacent 2 & 5 Freeways, starting in 1960.

Red Car historian Paul Ayers shared some of his family archives with us.  Ayers will give a free presentation featuring hundreds of historic photos combined with current views of the Pacific Electric Red Car Trolley's Glendale Line Thursday May 12.  Click here for more information.