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Rail Returns to the Westside: The Expo Line’s Historical Precursors

posted by Nathan Masters on Mar 29, 2012 Subscribe to this RSS feed

Photo by Alan Weeks, courtesy of the Metro Transportation Library and Archive.
Photo by Alan Weeks, courtesy of the Metro Transportation Library and Archive.

When the long-awaited Expo Line opens on April 28, riders will be retracing a historic route through the city. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line's right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to the city of Santa Monica.

 

Keep reading the full post at KCET.org.

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