SANTA FE AVENUE LINE (1910-1920)
Formed from the Los Angeles Railway Company’s line of same name and route.
ROUTE: From W. 7th Street and Broadway, east on 7th to Mateo Street, south on Mateo to E. 9th Street, east on 9th to Santa Fe Avenue, south on Santa Fe to Vernon Avenue, where the line split. One branch went further south on Santa Fe Avenue to Slauson Avenue, the other went east at the junction of Vernon Avenue and Pacific Boulevard, heading east, then south on Pacific to Saturn Avenue.
1918: Line on
MAY 9, 1920: Made part of the new ‘J’-
Formed from the Jefferson Avenue branch of the Los Angeles Traction’s University Line and the Los Angeles Railway Main Street Line east of Wesley (University) Avenue; service began in 1911.
ROUTE: From Jefferson Avenue and Arlington Avenue, east on Jefferson to Main Street, north on S. Main, Spring, N. Main to Mission Road, east on Mission to Selig Place.
1918: Rerouted on north end, going only as far as
Sunset Boulevard on N. Main, west on Sunset to N. Spring Street, north on Spring to
MAY 5, 1920: Made part of the ‘J’-Line.
Formed from the southern section (south of Sunset Boulevard) of the Jefferson and North Main Street Line.
ROUTE: From 9th and W. Jefferson Avenues,
east on Jefferson to S. Main Street, north on Main to Sunset Boulevard, west on
Sunset (very short block) to N. Spring Street, north to Ord Street. Tracks
Formed from the West Jefferson Street Line, the Santa Fe Avenue Line,
ROUTE: From 9th and
W. Jefferson Avenues, east on Jefferson to Grand Avenue, north on Grand to W. 7th
Street, east on 7th to Mateo Street, south on Mateo to E. 9th
Street, east on 9th to Santa Fe Avenue, south on Santa Fe to Vernon
Avenue, where it split. One branch
continued south on
DECEMBER 21, 1923:
1933: Due to damage caused by the
MARCH 28, 1933: Service returned to normal.
JANUARY 8, 1939:
Extended west from
FEBRUARY 9, 1939: Extended south from
SEPTEMBER 1962: Due to storm drain construction along Santa Fe Avenue, southeast section rerouted from E. 7th Street and San Pedro Avenue, south on ‘S’-Line trackage on San Pedro Avenue to Vernon Avenue, east on Vernon on ‘V’-Line trackage to Pacific Boulevard, then via its normal route to Palm Place loop.
MARCH 29, 1963: Rail service abandoned (service was never returned to the line’s regular route.)