LOS ANGELES RAILWAY

The local transit system in Los Angeles. The “Yellow Car” system was an outgrowth of horse, cable, then electric railway systems and began its corporate identity in 1895. Control of LARY passed to Henry E. Huntington in 1898. Conversion of streetcar lines to bus operation began in the 1930s. The Huntington estate sold its majority interest in LARY to National City Lines in 1944, which renamed it Los Angeles Transit Lines. LATL was sold to the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (the first MTA) in 1958 and is now part of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.