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How was the existing route chosen?

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How was the existing route chosen?

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The line uses an existing rail corridor, much of which is actually a former Pacific Electric right-of-way. The route was chosen because the existing trackage permitted a relatively low-cost but historically accurate way to begin operations. Because the freight traffic on the line is relatively light, sharing the line with the trolley operation is also practical, operating trolleys during the day and freight at night. Historical Note: The PEs San Pedro depot stood on approximately the site of todays downtown Red Car station, along Harbor Blvd. between 5th and 6th Streets.

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