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Map: Riding the Rails in Los Angeles, 1906

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As we work to build a rail-based transit system to fully serve Los Angeles, it's hard not to take a look at the past, and what we once Had. The Big Map Blog has just published this 1906 map showing L.A.'s rail transit system. Five different lines are mapped out here, including the railroad and the city's interurban (streetcar). It's hard to imagine L.A. without its freeway cloverleafs and overpasses, and instead so many rail lines criss-crossing the city, isn't it?

We've cut the map into a few sections here so you can see up close, but if you want to download and time travel a bit with the whole document, you can download it here.