November 2: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

1920:  Voters in Pasadena defeat a measure to build a municipal electric railway between Los Angeles and Pasadena to compete with Pacific Electric Railway.  It is the second time within a year that the plan is defeated, with the vote “practically five to one against the plan.”  More information can be found in the November 6, 1920 issue of Electric Railway Journal.

1959:  The last day of operations for Pacific Electric‘s Watts Local Line.

Watts Local Line, ca. 1950 (Click to enlarge)

The line began running circa 1907, and covered 7.45 miles along the Long Beach Line from the 6th & Main Station in downtown Los Angeles to Watts.

More information can be found in the December, 1959 issue of The Emblem, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority employee news magazine.