Contents 1 Route 2 History 3 Service decline and end 4 Reactivation 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Route[edit] This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) Beginning at the Pacific Electric Building at 6th and Main streets in downtown Los Angeles, the line traveled south with other lines alongside what is now Long Beach Boulevard and the Blue Line. At 25th Street, the Air Line turned west onto an exclusive right-of-way alongside Exposition Boulevard toward Santa Monica Beach. The currently abandoned section between the Blue Line tracks and USC is the primary difference between today's Expo Line and Air Line routes. Stops on the line in 1911, with miles from LA: Major depots in bold. Start in Los Angeles 0.00 Nevin 2.62 Hooper 3.05 San Pedro Street 3.77 Jefferson 4.18 Grand Avenue 4.54 University 5.40 11th Avenue 7.68 Sentous 10.04 Culver Junction 11.16 (Venice Blvd and Culver Blvd) Palms 12.20 Talamantes 13.73 Home Junction 14.87 Soldiers' Home 15.87 Bergamot 15.25 Sunset 16.18 Santa Monica 16.88 Tool House 17.54 Ocean Park 19.20 Inglewood 26.43

History[edit] Main article: Los Angeles and Independence Railroad The line was built in 1875 as the steam-powered Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, intended to bring mined ore to ships in Santa Monica harbor's Long Wharf and as a passenger excursion train to the beach. Purchased by Southern Pacific Railroad, it was leased to the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad for electric passenger and light freight use in 1909. Pacific Electric bought the line in 1911, along with all the other lines owned by Los Angeles Pacific. The Santa Monica harbor Long Wharf was closed to shipping traffic in 1913.[4][5][6]

Service decline and end[edit] With sparse population along much of the route, service on the Air Line was reduced as early as 1924, with passenger cars running only during rush hours. At that point most passengers traveled to Santa Monica on a different rail line which ran primarily down Santa Monica Boulevard. Passenger service on the Air Line was completely discontinued on September 30, 1953; however, freight service remained. Because the Air Line route was also connected to the Santa Monica Boulevard line via tracks on Sepulveda Boulevard, it was the only way for freight trains to reach West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Hollywood warehouses (usually at night due to city regulations). As the use of rail for transporting freight gradually declined, the tracks along Santa Monica and Sepulveda boulevards were removed and service became sparse. The tracks alongside Exposition Park occasionally also served a special purpose to hold circus trains throughout the 1980s and to store various companies' passenger cars during the 1984 Olympic Games. The final freight run was from Fisher Lumber in Santa Monica on March 11, 1988.[1] After abandonment, ownership was maintained by Southern Pacific, which leased various portions of the land for semi-permanent structures. By the mid-1990s parking lots, storage facilities and some retail buildings had almost completely covered the tracks west of Sepulveda Boulevard - with unused signal cantilevers and crossing gates being the only clue to its former existence. East of Sepulveda Boulevard, tracks, bridges and tunnels remained intact but overgrown. A lone Southern Pacific Railroad boxcar was marooned on a freight siding which once serviced a warehouse at 10151 National Boulevard, originally the Great Western Biscuit Company and later the publications division of Douglas Aircraft Company. In 2005 the building was leveled and the boxcar cut apart and removed to make way for Price Self-Storage.[7]

Reactivation[edit] Main article: Expo Line (Los Angeles Metro) The right-of-way was purchased by a predecessor to Los Angeles Metro. Track replacement and various construction tasks began in 2006, and the first phase of the "Expo Line" from downtown Los Angeles to Culver City opened in April, 2012. Service for the second phase to Santa Monica began on May 20, 2016. While most parts of the Air line have been completely replaced in reconstruction, two major structures from the Air line passenger service days remain: The steel bridge over National Boulevard was deemed structurally sound and was used again in conjunction with a new twin bridge for a second track; and the tunnel under the Santa Monica Freeway, which began construction just as passenger service was being discontinued.

See also[edit] Streetcar Depot, West Los Angeles Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Streetcar suburb Streetcars in North America List of California railroads History of rail transportation in California Union Station (Los Angeles) Los Angeles Motordrome Pacific Electric's Red Cars that connected

References[edit] ^ a b Morgenthaler, Anne, END OF THE LINE—The last train out of SM blows a final whistle, Santa Monica Outlook, March 14, 1988 ^ R.P. Sherman, Air Line Flyer Service Put On To Santa Monica, Los Angeles Herald, May 26, 1909, page 5 ^ "Los Angeles Herald 8 April 1888 — California Digital Newspaper Collection".  ^ , SANTA MONICA GETS NEW TRAIN SERVICE BOARD OF TRADE SECURES ADDED FLYERS, Los Angeles Herald, August 16, 1908, page 7 ^ "Los Angeles Herald 25 June 1904 — California Digital Newspaper Collection".  ^ "Pacific Electric Santa Monica Air Line".  ^ George Garrigues, Los Angeles's The Palms Neighborhood, Arcadia Press, 2009, pages 30 and 32 ISBN 978-0-7385-6993-2

External links[edit] Essay on the Santa Monica Air Line at Information on the wigwag cantilevers at Santa Monica Air Line history page at Historic photos ca. 1953 of the final days of passenger service on the Santa Monica Air Line Large Set of Construction Photos of the Project v t e Pacific Electric Routes Northern Division Alhambra-San Gabriel Annandale Arlington-Corona Arrowhead Covina East Washington El Monte-Baldwin Park Highland Lamanda Park Monrovia-Glendora Mount Lowe North Lake Pasadena Short Line Pasadena via Oak Knoll Ontario-San Antonio Heights Ontario-Upland Pomona Pomona-Claremont Redlands Riverside-Arlington Riverside-Rialto San Bernardino-Riverside San Dimas San Dimas Local Shorb Sierra Madre Sierra Vista Local South Pasadena Local Upland-San Bernardino Western Division Beverly Hills Brush Canyon Coldwater Canyon Echo Park Avenue Edendale Local Glendale-Burbank Lankershim-Van Nuys Laurel Canyon Owensmouth Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey San Fernando Santa Monica Air Line Sawtelle Sherman Soldiers' Home Venice-Inglewood Venice-Playa del Rey Venice Short Line West 16th Street Western and Franklin Avenue Westgate Southern Division American Avenue Balboa Bellflower Catalina Dock East Seventh Street East Third Street Fullerton Hawthorne-El Nido Hawthorne-El Segundo Huntington Beach-La Bolsa La Habra-Yorba Linda Long Beach Long Beach-San Pedro Redondo via Gardena San Pedro via Dominguez San Pedro via Gardena Santa Ana Santa Ana-Huntington Beach Santa Ana-Orange Seal Beach Seal Beach-Huntington Beach-Newport Beach Terminal Island Torrance Watts Whittier History Strike of 1903 1919 streetcar strike General Motors streetcar conspiracy Infrastructure Belmont Tunnel/Toluca Substation and Yard Ivy Substation Pacific Electric Building Pacific Electric Railroad Bridge Substation No. 8 Sub-Station No. 14 Redlands Trolley Barn Subway Terminal Building Watts Station West Santa Ana Branch Predecessors Los Angeles Inter-Urban Electric Railway Monrovia Rapid Transit Company Mount Lowe Railway Pasadena and Pacific Santa Ana, Orange & Tustin Street Railway Los Angeles and Independence Railroad Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Connecting services Glendale and Montrose Railway Los Angeles Railway Successors Metro LAMTA OCTA Omnitrans Waterfront Red Car RTD Legacy Red Car Trolley Who Framed Roger Rabbit Retrieved from "" Categories: Pacific Electric RailwayHistory of Los AngelesHistory of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaHistory of Santa Monica, CaliforniaSouthern Pacific RailroadTransportation in Los AngelesRailway lines opened in 18751875 establishments in California19th century in Los Angeles1953 disestablishments in CaliforniaCompanies based in Santa Monica, CaliforniaHidden categories: Articles needing additional references from March 2015All articles needing additional references

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