Pacific Electric Railway
Trackside Waiting Station
Pacific Electric Railway Carpenters
Vineland Blvd. near Los Angeles River
Pacific Electric Railway – 1953
This small wooden waiting station is one of the few remnants that survive from the Pacific Electric’s streetcar line through the San Fernando Valley. It was originally located on Vineland Blvd. near present-day Universal Studios. The name ‘Rio Vista’ – Spanish for “River View” – came from the station’s site between the Los Angeles River and the Tujunga Wash. Rio Vista was a stop for the P.E.’s Red Cars running on its Van Nuys Line.
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