When the Orange Bus Line Was Rail – History & Photos

North Hollywood Station in 1952

It began in 1893 as the Southern Pacific’s Burbank Branch. In 1911 the fabled red cars of the the Pacific Electric Railway began sharing part of the route, and in later years diesel-powered freight trains rumbled down the line. On Oct. 29, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution introduced by council member Tom LaBonge calling on the state legislature to repeal the 1991 ban — a first step toward upgrading the Orange Line’s bus rapid transit with the sort of light rail technology used on the Metro Blue, Green, Gold, and Expo lines. . . . → Read More: When the Orange Bus Line Was Rail – History & Photos