Eddy, Gerald A. (map illus).
Los Angeles. Pacific Electric Railway. 1935.
Color map, 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches on sheet size 16 x 21 3/4 folding to pamphlet 8 x 3 3/4 inches, text and images on verso. Light toning to covers, small mark to lower front cover; overall very good condition. "Service discontinued" stamp to Mt. Lowe Tavern ad on back cover and map. This vintage bird's eye view style map extends from Saugus in the upper left to Big Bear Lake in the upper right, down to Tahquitz Lodge in the lower right across to Santa Catalina Island in the lower left. The Pacific Electric Railway Company's Rail Lines, Coach Lines, Motor Coach Lines, Connecting lines and the Emergency Routes of Motor Transit Co. are marked in different colors, clearly showing the extensive public transport system that the Los Angeles area offered. The map features an inset advertisement for Mt. Lowe Tavern and Cottages at lower right (with the stamp "Service Temporarily Discontinued") and black and white photo illustration of Mt. Lowe Tavern in top centre. Verso includes Interesting Facts with Reference to Pacific Electric Railway and Motor Transit Company, 1/2 page color ad for Motor Transit Lines "Money Saving Transportation", plus information on Redondo Beach, Catalina Island and Short Trips around Southern California. Item #56657