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October 27, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the new Metrolink system debuted Monday, one official proclaimed the future of commuter transportation in Southern California to be rail. But in the San Fernando Valley, rail also is the transportation of the past. For about 40 years, from 1911 to 1952, Pacific Electric Railway trolleys known as the Big Red Cars crisscrossed the Valley, carrying workers from their homes to Los Angeles on weekdays, teen-agers to the movies in Hollywood on Saturdays and families to the beach on weekends.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the new Metrolink system debuted Monday, one official proclaimed the future of commuter transportation in Southern California to be rail. But in the San Fernando Valley, rail also is the transportation of the past. For about 40 years, from 1911 to 1952, Pacific Electric Railway trolleys known as the Big Red Cars crisscrossed the Valley, carrying workers from their homes to Los Angeles on weekdays, teen-agers to the movies in Hollywood on Saturdays and families to the beach on weekends.
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