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How About the Red Cars?

June 07, 1998

Intending no disrespect to William Wharton's exquisite writing, I must take exception to either his facts or his perception of those good old days ("Those Were the Days," April 26). He said "public transport at that time was practically nonexistent in Los Angeles." Perhaps he should have said, "the red cars didn't go to where I lived."

In 1944, the Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Transit Lines operated thousands of rail cars on more than 1,000 miles of track. It was the world's largest urban/interurban rail network.

Jon Hartmann

Los Angeles

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