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Jan
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If you wanted to go to Santa Monica Beach in 1926, what mode of transportation would you use and what streets would you travel on from Echo Park to Santa Monica?
Darrell Urbien
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I would guess you would take the street car, though I'm not sure which line. Temple and Glendale was a stop for both PE and LARy cars, and Sunset had several lines as well. Try the EPHS link to the Electric Railway Society - I think they have route maps.

Kevin Kuzma
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I think that you could take either the Hollywood line east on Sunset or the Alvarado (Edendale/Burbank/Glendale) south through the subway tunnel at 2nd & Beverly into the P.E.'s subway terminal building on Hill. From there, you could take the "Santa Monica Air Line" or the line on Venice Boulevard.

I forget what year the subway was opened. Prior to that, you would have to travel toward downtown on Sunset.

Kevin
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