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”.
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
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” (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named “Big Red Cars” (approx. 1.8 miles away); School House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Rivera School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Knotts Berry Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away).
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2017, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 20, 2017, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.