Friday, June 19, 2015

Historic Pacific Electric Viaduct: 60 Years Ago Today, End Of The Glendale Line

Photo: Loren Ayers, June 19, 1955.  The Ayers family rode the Big Red Car Trolley across the Fletcher Viaduct on the last day of service in 1955.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)   

The Glendale Line opened in 1905 as an all wooden trestle bridge.  In 1927. the center section was replaced with steel to accommodate the paving of Fletcher.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 2004.  In 2003, the City declared the Pacific Electric Viaduct Footings at Fletcher, cultural historic landmark #770.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

We appreciate Red Car Historian Paul Ayers sharing some of his family archives with us.