The Pacific Electric Railway Company, established by Henry Huntington, connected cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan
area. The records in this collection consist of information about rules and regulations governing employees, time tables and
vehicle information, financial, operation, and service reports, as well as contracts and agreements made during the sale of
Pacific Electric Railway Company property to Metropolitan Coach Lines.
The Pacific Electric Railway Company (PERy) was created by Henry Huntington in 1901 who sold his shares in the company to
Southern Pacific in 1910. PERy grew to connect various cities across the Los Angeles metropolitan area. PERy vehicles were
commonly referred to as the Red Cars, distinguishing them from the local routes operated by the Los Angeles Railway. As patronage
on passenger rail lines declined, PERy began converting rail routes to bus service. Eventually, in 1953, PERy sold its passenger
operations to the Metropolitan Coach Lines. Pacific Electric was later abolished by Southern Pacific in 1965.
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