Anaheim 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° 48.987′ N, 118° 0.636′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker is on South Knott Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250-1270 South Knott Avenue, Anaheim CA 92804, 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” (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cypress Police Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Freedom Tree (approx. 1.8 miles away); Challenger Crew (approx. 1.8 miles away); School House (approx. 1.9 miles away).
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 503 times since then and 77 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.