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Los Angeles Railway Lecture
Interested in the history of Los Angeles' early railways and passenger stations? Josef Lesser will present a forty-minute powerpoint presentation tracing the history of Los Angeles passenger stations on January 19th, beginning with the city's first railroad station built in 1869 by the Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad Company through the construction of the Los Angeles Union Passenger Depot in 1939.
Using original graphics and some extraordinary pictures from the Donald Duke Collection and the Archives of the State of California, Mr. Lesser will illustrate the progress of the mainline railroads' passenger service, including the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific leading up to the construction and occupancy of Union Station in 1939.
What: Gateway to Los Angeles: Early Passenger Terminals, 1869-1939
When: Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: MTA Headquarters, 3rd FloorBoard RoomOne Gateway PlazaLos Angeles, CA
Cost: Admission is $5.00. No advance reservations or advance tickets are necessary.
The presentation is being sponsored by the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation. The Foundation maintains a world-class railroad archive in its offices in Alhambra and has changing satellite displays in Los Angeles and Fullerton restaurants. It is presently creating a series of permanent displays to be located in the South Arcade of the Los Angeles Union Station.
Mr. Lesser is a native of Los Angeles and president of the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation.
The event will take place in the MTA Board Room in downtown Los Angeles with free parking in the MTA Headquarters garage on Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 7:00 PM sharp. Admission is $5.00. No advance reservations or advance tickets are necessary. For additional information call (626) 458-4449 or (323) 931-6757.