"Big Red Cars" Historical

"Big Red Cars" Historical (HM1WZ2)

Location: Garden Grove, CA 92843 Orange County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 46.011', W 117° 55.7948242'

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of the Pacific Electric Railway

For more than half a century, the Pacific Electric Railway served Southern California. The system was established by Henry Huntington in 1895 and linked Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties with over 1,000 miles of service and up to 2,700 scheduled trolleys daily. Through the years, the trolleys were painted different colors, but the most famous and symbolic of the era were the "Big Red Cars". The electric trolley system carried commuters and sightseers through Southern California cities, fruit groves, beach areas, ranchland, and the Spanish Missions.

The "Santa Ana" line (1905-1950) extended before you is one remnant of the vast Pacific Electric System. This portion of the corridor diagonally traverses central Orange County from the Los Angeles County line to Santa Ana. It crosses through the cities of La Palma, Cypress, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. To remember this colorful part of Orange County's development, this corridor is dedicated to preserving the history of the "Big Red Cars".
HM NumberHM1WZ2
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Date Added Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees33.76685000, -117.92991374
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 46.011', W 117° 55.7948242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 46' 0.66" N, 117° 55' 47.689452" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)510, 714
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11382 Trask Ave, Garden Grove CA 92843, US
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