Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway (1940-1963)

$29.95 $19.95

This DVD outlines the history of both of these famous electric rail lines.

For more about this product, click on the tabs below.

Availability: In stock (can be backordered)

Purchase this product now and earn 100 Points!
SKU: DVD-CSP-148 Categories: ,

This DVD outlines the history of both of these famous electric rail lines. They were both started by Henry. E. Huntington at the beginning of the 20th Century. For a time they were intertwined and created with a similar purpose. This program has a wealth of color movie film from 1940, to the complete end in 1963. The accurate sound recordings, accompanying these movie scenes, bring back the auditory experience of living in those bygone years. Maps and graphics were specially created to enhance the relevance of the beautiful and nostalgic color movie scenes. These are presented with a well-researched and meaningful historic narrative. Learn about the high-stakes competition played out by Henry Huntington and the railroad giant, E. H. Harriman, that went on from 1900 to 1911. This struggle was a big factor in how Southern California was developed. And, these forces have long shadows that still effect things today. Learn some of the less-known reasons that both lines were allowed to ‘go fallow’. See hundreds of nostalgic views of streetcars, interurban trains, city and suburban life and even those pesky automobiles over the decades. It’s like stepping back to a more certain time when things seemed more clear-headed.

Disc Format

Run Time

Producer

Technical Details

Year Published

Shrink Wrapped

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway (1940-1963)”

Your email address will not be published.

You may also like…