I originally posted information about Antique Powerland on my website in a PLACES page on November 23, 2007 and last updated it on December 18, 2009. I am posting the railroad-related information here, with pictures and information from the 2010 Great Oregon Steam-Up. All of my information about Antique Powerland can be found at PlacesPages.
Streetcar #1318 was built in 1923 for the Los Angeles Railway by the St. Louis Car Company. It is one of 250 H-class streetcars built in the 1201-1450 series. They were the first all-steel streetcars in Los Angeles. The layout of this car, with open-air seating at the ends and enclosed seating in the center, was common in California, leading to cars of this style being referred to as "California Cars." The streetcars of the Los Angeles Railway were called "Yellow Cars" in contrast to the interurban of the Pacific Electric Railway, which were called "Red Cars."
The Los Angeles Railway was renamed as the Los Angeles Transit Lines in 1944. This car was retired in 1956. By 1963, all Los Angeles streetcar lines, once the largest system in the world, had been shut down.
Many pictures of Los Angeles Railway streetcars, including this class of cars, can be found at Dave's Electric Railroads.
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