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Three-car train of blimps laying over at San Pedro  
A Guide to the Electric Traction Heritage of the Los Angeles Region
1873-1910The Street Railway History of Los Angeles
1873Spring & Sixth Street Railroad Co.
1885-1889Second Street Cable Railroad
1886Pasadena Street Railroad Company
North Fair Oaks Avenue Line (horsecar)
1886-1888Colorado Street Railway Company
East Colorado Street Line (horsecar), South Loop Line (horsecar)
1886-1898Temple Street Cable Railway
1886-1894Los Angeles Electric Railway (Pico Electric Railway), Electric Rapid Transit Company, The Belt Line Railway Company
1886-1894Los Angeles and Pacific Railway
(Los Angeles Ostrich Farm Railway Company, Los Angeles County Railway Company)
1886-1901Santa Ana, Orange & Tustin Street Railway Company, The Santa Ana & Orange Motor Company, The International Railway Company
1886-1911Riverside & Arlington
(Crescent City Railway Company, Hall's Addition Railway Company, Riverside Railway Company, San Bernardino Interurban Railway Company)
1887-1893City Railway Company of Pasadena
North Fair Oaks Avenue Line
1887-1893San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit Railroad
1888Highland Railroad Company
North Lake Avenue Line, North Loop Line, Arroyo Seco Line
1888West Second Street Cable Railway
1888Pacific Railway Company
1889-1896Los Angeles Cable Railway Company, Pacific Railway Company
1890-1895Los Angeles Consolidated Electric Railway Company - LACE
1891West Pasadena Railway Company
West Colorado & Orange Grove Avenue Line
1892-1938Pasadena & Mount Wilson Railway, Pasadena and Mount Lowe Railway, Pacific Electric Mt. Lowe Division
1894-1902Pasadena & Los Angeles Electric Railway, Los Angeles & Pasadena Electric Railway Company, Electric Express & Storage Company
1895-1910Los Angeles Railway Company - LARy
1895-1903Los Angeles Traction Company
1897-1902Los Angeles & Pasadena Electric Railway, Pasadena Electric
1896-1911Los Angeles Pacific
1899-1953Pacific Electric
1899-1903Redlands Street Railway
1901-1908Playa Del Rey Incline
1901-1911Los Angeles & Redondo
1901-1969, 1996-2001, 2010-Angels Flight
1903-1910Los Angeles Inter-Urban Railway (The Los Angeles & Glendale Electric Railway Company, The Los Angeles Traction Company)
1903-1911Redlands Central Railway
1903-1911San Bernardino Valley Traction Company
1904-1943Court Flight
1904-1918, 1921-1923Santa Catalina Incline Railway
(Island Mountain Railway, Angel's Flight)
1905 Mount Hollywood Scenic Railway company
1907-1918Montecito Railroad Company
1909-1919 Los Angeles & Mt. Washington Incline Railway
1909-1930 Glendale & Montrose
(Glendale & Eagle Rock)
1910-1912Laurel Canyon Utilities Company
1910-1929Santa Monica—Ocean Park—Venice Electric Tram
1910-1945Los Angeles Railway Corporation - LARy
1916-1953White Bus Lines, Motor Transit Company, Pacific Electric Motor Transit Lines
1923-1949Los Angeles Motor Bus Company, Los Angeles Motor Coach Company
1945-1958Los Angeles Transit Lines - LATL
1953-1958Metropolitan Coach Lines - MCL, Asbury Rapid Transit (1954-on)
1958-1963Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority - LAMTA - MTA I
1963-1993Southern California Rapid Transit District (No rail operations until Blue Line.)
1993-onLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - LACMTA - MTA II - Metro
1999-onLos Angeles to Pasadena Blue Line Construction Authority on to Montclair
Los Angeles Traction Color Chart  
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