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The South Hollywood–Sherman Line was a suburban route of the Pacific Electric Railway. The line ran between Downtown Los Angeles and the suburb of Sherman (present-day West Hollywood). The line was named after Moses Sherman, who built the line and the Sherman street car yard on the line in West LA. The large 5.56-acre (2.25 ha) rail facility was on Santa Monica Boulevard just west of La Cienega Boulevard. The yard had a steam power house, a car barn and a shop building. (Pacific Electric would go on to move the yard works to 7th and Central in Los Angeles.)

South Hollywood–Sherman
Overview
OwnerSouthern Pacific Railroad
LocaleLos Angeles
TerminiHill Street Station
West Hollywood
Stations8
Service
TypeLight rail
System Pacific Electric
Operator(s) Pacific Electric
Rolling stockSteel 600 Class (last used)
Daily ridership5,314,149 (last counting)
History
Opened1896
ClosedMay 31, 1953 (May 31, 1953)
Technical
Line length9.84 mi (15.84 km)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft8+12 in)standard gauge
Electrification600 V DC Overhead lines

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The line was originally built in 1896 as part of the Pasadena and Pacific. Pasadena and Pacific became part of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad. In the 1930s buses started to run from the West Hollywood depot also. Passenger rail service was discontinued on May 31, 1953. In 1974 all the rail buildings were demolished for development.

The South Hollywood–Sherman Line followed the Glendale–Burbank Line as far as Park Junction, located on Glendale Boulevard one block south of Sunset Boulevard. Here at the present location of Park Avenue opposite Angeles Temple, the South Hollywood–Sherman branched left to climb up a slight grade in a private right of way (later paved as Park Avenue, with tracks in the center) to turn left (west) into Sunset Boulevard.

The dual tracks ran westerly and then northwesterly, running in the middle of Sunset Boulevard, crossing such major intersections as Alvarado Street and Silverlake Boulevard, to reach Sanborn Junction, where the line branched left (west) into Santa Monica Boulevard.

On Santa Monica Boulevard, the dual tracks in the center of the pavement headed west, passing such major streets as, Vermont Avenue, Western Avenue, and Vine Street in Hollywood. Leaving Vine Street, the tracks continued west past Highland Avenue (where the San Fernando Valley Line branched north), and La Brea Avenue, to Crescent Junction. Crescent Junction, located near Fairfax Avenue, is where the Hollywood Line joined the South Hollywood–Sherman.

Leaving Crescent Junction, the dual tracks continued west in the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard, passing Crescent Heights Boulevard to Hacienda Park (two blocks east of La Cienega Boulevard) here, the tracks entered an unimproved private way between the dual roadways of Santa Monica Boulevard, ran southwesterly across La Cienega Boulevard, and then four blocks farther to the terminus of the route at Sherman (West Hollywood). The dual rails turned southerly out of the private way into the West Hollywood Carhouse and shops (located on the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard between Huntley Drive and San Vicente Boulevard).

This article incorporates text from a free content work. Licensed under the public domain as a work of the State of California. License statement/permission on Wikimedia Commons. Text taken from 1981 Inventory of Pacific Electric Routes, California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.To learn how to add open license text to Wikipedia articles, please see . For information on reusing text from Wikipedia, please see the terms of use.


South Hollywood–Sherman Line
South Hollywood Sherman Line Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources South Hollywood Sherman Line news newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message The South Hollywood Sherman Line was a suburban route of the Pacific Electric Railway The line ran between Downtown Los Angeles and the suburb of Sherman present day West Hollywood The line was named after Moses Sherman who built the line and the Sherman street car yard on the line in West LA The large 5 56 acre 2 25 ha rail facility was on Santa Monica Boulevard just west of La Cienega Boulevard The yard had a steam power house a car barn and a shop building Pacific Electric would go on to move the yard works to 7th and Central in Los Angeles South Hollywood ShermanOverviewOwnerSouthern Pacific RailroadLocaleLos AngelesTerminiHill Street Station West HollywoodStations8ServiceTypeLight railSystemPacific ElectricOperator s Pacific ElectricRolling stockSteel 600 Class last used Daily ridership5 314 149 last counting HistoryOpened1896ClosedMay 31 1953 May 31 1953 TechnicalLine length9 84 mi 15 84 km Track gauge1 435 mm 4 ft 8 1 2 in standard gaugeElectrification600 V DC Overhead linesRoute mapLegendVenice via HollywoodWest HollywoodHollywoodQuintCrescentOakhurstOwensmouth San FernandoHighland AvenueSouth HollywoodWestern and FranklinVirgil AvenueHollywoodSunset JunctionGlendale BurbankUS 1011st StreetToluca Substation and YardHollywood SubwayUS 101Harbor FreewaySubway TerminalThis diagram viewtalkedit Contents 1 History 2 Route 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory EditThe line was originally built in 1896 as part of the Pasadena and Pacific Pasadena and Pacific became part of the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad In the 1930s buses started to run from the West Hollywood depot also Passenger rail service was discontinued on May 31 1953 1 In 1974 all the rail buildings were demolished for development 2 Route EditThe South Hollywood Sherman Line followed the Glendale Burbank Line as far as Park Junction located on Glendale Boulevard one block south of Sunset Boulevard Here at the present location of Park Avenue opposite Angeles Temple the South Hollywood Sherman branched left to climb up a slight grade in a private right of way later paved as Park Avenue with tracks in the center to turn left west into Sunset Boulevard The dual tracks ran westerly and then northwesterly running in the middle of Sunset Boulevard crossing such major intersections as Alvarado Street and Silverlake Boulevard to reach Sanborn Junction where the line branched left west into Santa Monica Boulevard On Santa Monica Boulevard the dual tracks in the center of the pavement headed west passing such major streets as Vermont Avenue Western Avenue and Vine Street in Hollywood Leaving Vine Street the tracks continued west past Highland Avenue where the San Fernando Valley Line branched north and La Brea Avenue to Crescent Junction Crescent Junction located near Fairfax Avenue is where the Hollywood Line joined the South Hollywood Sherman Leaving Crescent Junction the dual tracks continued west in the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard passing Crescent Heights Boulevard to Hacienda Park two blocks east of La Cienega Boulevard here the tracks entered an unimproved private way between the dual roadways of Santa Monica Boulevard ran southwesterly across La Cienega Boulevard and then four blocks farther to the terminus of the route at Sherman West Hollywood The dual rails turned southerly out of the private way into the West Hollywood Carhouse and shops located on the south side of Santa Monica Boulevard between Huntley Drive and San Vicente Boulevard See also EditStreetcar suburb List of California railroads History of rail transportation in CaliforniaReferences Edit This article incorporates text from a free content work Licensed under the public domain as a work of the State of California License statement permission on Wikimedia Commons Text taken from 1981 Inventory of Pacific Electric Routes California Department of Transportation Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority To learn how to add open license text to Wikipedia articles please see this how to page For information on reusing text from Wikipedia please see the terms of use Veysey Laurence R June 1958 A History Of The Rail Passenger Service Operated By The Pacific Electric Railway Company Since 1911 And By Its Successors Since 1953 PDF LACMTA Report Los Angeles California Interurbans pp 77 78 ASIN B0007F8D84 Sherman West Hollywood Line Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California External links EditElectric Railway Historical Association of Southern California This United States rail related article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This article about transportation in California is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Hollywood Sherman Line amp oldid 1042999792, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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