June 1: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1925:  Pacific Electric begins Wilshire-Sunset Boulevard Line motor coach service.

Three 16-passenger buses are assigned to run every 20 minutes along the 7.7 mile route serving West Hollywood, Sherman, Beverly Hills, and west Wilshire Boulevard.

More information can be found in the June, 1925 issue of Pacific Electric Magazine.

1938:  Pacific Electric Railway terminates service to Owensmouth (now Canoga Park) and San Fernando, leaving the terminus of the San Fernando Line at Van Nuys Boulevard and Sherman Way.

Sherman Way, with divided rail tracks, in Owensmouth, ca. early 1920s. Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection.

By 1952, all rail service in the San Fernando Valley was replaced by buses.