Erection of "first" power pole Pasadena Ave. " (now North Figueroa Street) and Piedmont Street, marking the beginning of municipal distribution of electricity. View made from the roof of the Arroyo Seco Branch Library on March 30, 1916."
Santa Monica Blvd and Western (Mid '20s?)
1905 - PE Glendale Line (between Lakeview Avenue (on left) and Corralitas Drive (on right) Silver Lake.
1930 - Vermont Ave and Sixth Street
1935 - Pacific Dining Car 1310 W. 6th Street
1936 - unknown street, possibly Venice Blvd?
1937 - Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills
1938 - Highland, south of Fountain
At the risk of going too far off the beaten path, I have a couple of questions concerning LA’s electric street cars. Did LA ever try an electrified “third rail” system, and/or was all electrification accomplished by means of overhead wiring?
Tying the questions closer to the noirish LA subject matter, with all of the electricity above the miles of street car tracks, have there been any NLA postings concerning the potentially tragic consequences of humanity contacting those live wires or other portions of street car live electrical apparatus
? I would guess it was not a popular subject for the public utilities, but even today, downed electrical power lines still seem to make the news.