Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pacific Electric Railway #1 - Sold !

"Pacific Electric Railway #1"
watercolor (12" x 12")

Continuing on my rail series...and I am learning a lot. The Pacific Electric (PE) was once regarded as one of the largest interurban electric rail systems in the world. The mass transit system interconnected cities in the Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County. The first electric trolley in Los Angeles travelled in 1887, and in 1901 Henry Huntington established the Pacific Electric Railway...stayed tuned as more paintings and more tid-bits of the "red cars" come.