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1934 Map Shows Los Angeles' Extensive Public Rail System
The dotted lines show the routes for cars (meaning bus lines), the solid lines are for the coaches run by the Pacific Electric Railway, Los Angeles Railway and Los Angeles Motor Coach Company. The first subway in the area started rolling nearly a decade before but it didn't last forever thanks to freeways, car culture (and maybe conspiracy). At the time, Los Angeles proper had about one-third of the population it has today.