The Pacific Electric trolley line, nicknamed "Red Cars", arrived in Burbank a few months after the city was incorporated in 1911. How did the small population of Burbank convince a major transportation system to travel to the rural community, you ask? Listen below to find out!
|"Red Car" on the Glendale line in Burbank||Olive Avenue on September 6, 1911 - The day the first "Red Car" arrived in Burbank|
There are an abundance of articles in the Los Angeles Times during the period about Burbank's attempts at attracting the trolley line
Burbank History by Jackson Mayers Ph.D
Burbank, an Illustrated History by E. Caswell Perry
A History of Burbank: a special place in history by Mary Jane Strickland
The 99% Invisible podcast has an episode on the Pacifc Electric which explores the conspiracy behind the transportaion system
Aerial Swallow (a.k.a Fawkes' Folly):