Buena Park in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
“Big Red Cars”
of the Pacific Electric Railway
The “Santa Ana” line (1905-1950) extended before you is one remnant of the vast Pacific Electric System. This portion of the corridor diagonally traverses central Orange County from the Los Angeles County line to Santa Ana. It crosses through the cities of La Palma, Cypress, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. To remember this colorful part of Orange County’s development, this corridor is dedicated to preserving the history of the “Big Red Cars”.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
Location. 33° 49.312′ N, 118° 1.168′ W. Marker is in Buena Park, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Holder Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9700-9732 Holder Street, Buena Park CA 90620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cypress Police Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); Challenger Crew (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.4 miles away); School House (approx. 1.8 miles away).
Additional keywords. Buena Park, CA ,
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.