The Rise and Fall of the Electric Street Car

Pacific Electric Railway cars piled atop one another at junkyard on Terminal Island, Calif., 1956 Publication: Los Angeles Times Publication date: March 19, 1956
A three-part series on the American electric Streetcar. 
Part I: The Beginning Electric streetcar use in North America from nothing to the peak.
Part II: The Beginning of the End The fade from the golden era of electric streetcar use in North America.