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  USC Libraries
Designed by architects John and Donald Parkinson and controversially constructed on the site of the original Chinatown, the Union Station facility was the primary gateway to and from Los Angeles in the years prior to highways or LAX.
Hise explained that the importance of the rail system to Los Angeles has been overshadowed by the reliance on the automobile and the thousands of miles of freeways and highways throughout Southern California.
Union Station has been featured prominently in films such as "Silver Streak," "Blade Runner," "Bugsy" and "Pearl Harbor" and on such television programs as "24," "Alias" and "Profiler." "Union Station has been a Los Angeles landmark since it opened more than six decades ago.
www.usc.edu /libraries/news/union_station   (419 words)

 Union Station (Los Angeles) at AllExperts (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Union Station in Los Angeles, which opened in May 1939, is known as the "Last of the Great Railway Stations" built in the United States, but even with its massive and ornate waiting room and adjacent ticket concourse, it is considered small in comparison to other union stations.
Union Station was designed by the father and son team of John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson, who also designed Los Angeles City Hall, and whose firm designed many landmark Los Angeles buildings from the late 19th century onward.
Los Angeles World Airports recently opened a Flyaway express bus service to Los Angeles International Airport, similar to the one already in use for the Van Nuys area.
experts.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /e/u/un/Union_Station_(Los_Angeles).htm   (942 words)

 Los Angeles travel guide - Wikitravel
The city of Los Angeles is located in the heart of the second largest metropolitan area in the U.S. The amazingly diverse city is most famous for Hollywood, Downtown, and numerous surrounding communities that serve as home for the rich and famous.
The Los Angeles metro area has been a "boom town" since the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1876, first attracting "the folks" from the Midwest with a blessedly warm and dry climate-- and then becoming a gateway to a magnificent diversity of immigration from throughout the Pacific Rim and Latin America.
Los Angeles is similar to other major metropolitan areas in that travel within certain parts of the city at night should be conducted with caution and only in groups.
wikitravel.org /en/Los_Angeles   (6425 words)

 Global Integrity: Living in Los Angeles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Los Angeles teems with quirks, idiosyncrasies, and racing trajectories -- the fascinating fallout from the city's alembic of ambition and invention.
When the Los Angeles Zoo opened in 1966 it was the third zoo to serve the city.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC's two campuses are home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 17 professional schools, as well as one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country.
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 Amtrak's Texas Eagle | Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal is northeast of downtown, across from Olvera Street, where Los Angeles was founded in the 18th Century.
Los Angeles Union Station sits astride the route connecting the missions: El Camino Real, the "Royal Road." Designed in the traditional California mission style, Union Station was built in 1939 to replace two separate terminals operated by the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads.
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal is on the Hollywood Freeway (101), not the Harbor Freeway (110).
www.texaseagle.com /stations/LAX.htm   (735 words)

 Discover Los Angeles New Chinatown and the history of Chinese in LA
The first Chinese community in Los Angeles, now referred to as Old Chinatown—or the Old Place by some Chinese, was located on the southeast side of El Pueblo de Los Angeles including the area where Union Station is now located.
In 1887 Los Angeles Street was extended to the Old Plaza and in the process much of Calle de Los Negros was destroyed with most of the buildings torn down including the historic Ygnacio Cornel Adobe—home to the family of Antonio Francisco Coronel of one of L.A.'s four Latino Mayors.
Construction of Union Station—officially Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal—which opened in May 1939, finally forced the Chinese community to complete its move out of the center of downtown L.A. One plan for a new location was advanced by Mrs.
www.inetours.com /Los_Angeles/Pages/Chinatown.html   (1272 words)

 Union Station - Los Angeles California
Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, to be precise) is located across the street from Olvera Street, where Los Angeles was founded in the 18th Century.
It was originally designed to consolidate passenger terminals of the Southern Pacific, Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads into a single station.
Dating from 1939, this grand railroad passenger terminal was the last of its kind to be built in the United States.
www.laavenue.com /unionstation.htm   (141 words)

 Los Angeles Public Transportation
However, these were not the only reasons for the demise of the Los Angeles rail system and rail systems around the world.
The Los Angeles Metro system is among the largest and busiest in the nation.
Passengers ready to board a Metro Rail train at the multi-level Metro Center Station in the Financial District.
www.geocities.com /los_angeles_coast/public_transportation.html   (1424 words)

 USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (Union Station) is located on North Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Union Station is served by intercity Amtrak service, with transfer available to both Metro Rail and Metro Bus lines, as well as Metrolink regional rail service.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) consists of four Metro Rail lines and 200 Metro Bus lines, with routes spanning all of Los Angeles County.
www.usmle.org /step2/step2cs/Guides/LosAngelesGuide.htm   (1226 words)

 Newsletter Highlights for the Year 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A major change to the guest policy for the Los Angeles AFB Commissary is now in effect.
Passengers may experience a slowdown in processing and recommends official and space-A passengers call the appropriate AMC terminal for flight status.
Passengers leaving on space-A flights from military terminals should also be aware of current force protection conditions which may cause delays in accessing military installations.
www.losangeles.af.mil /ABG/newsletter2002.htm   (1870 words)

 Union Station (Los Angeles) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Union Station is located opposite L.A.'s historic Olvera Street.
The Gold line's terminal is also at this station on grade level.
The Run Through Tracks would exit Union Station on a bridge crossing over the freeway, and continue on an elevated structure for approximately one mile until they reached the BNSF trackage on the west bank of the Los Angeles River.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Union_Station_(Los_Angeles)   (1073 words)

 Los Angeles Union Amtrak Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, to be precise) is located at 800 N. Alameda Street (ZIP = 90012) northeast of downtown, across the street from Olvera Street, where Los Angeles was founded in the 18th Century.
It was originally designed to consolidate passenger terminals of the Southern Pacific, Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads into a single station (hence the term "Union").
When Amtrak was created from the remnants of private passenger railroading, Union Station became the terminus for once a day (or less) Amtrak services to the Northwest, Midwest, and South, as well as three times daily service between Los Angeles and San Diego.
www.dot.ca.gov /hq/rail/depots/stops/lax.htm   (428 words)

 An album of railroad stations in the USA and Canada
Opened on October 27, 1907 and completed in 1908, Union Station is considered to be one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts style of architecture.
Union Station was built in 1911 and restored in 1999.
It was an important passenger and freight railroad during the Gold Rush of 1898.
www.vistadome.com /stations/index.html   (1876 words)

 It's shining time for lots more stations
Black calls Union Terminal an example of "eye-popping Art Deco architecture." In 1990, the terminal completed a renovation that turned it into the home of two museums, the Natural History Museum and the Cincinnati Historical Society.
Los Angeles' Union Passenger Terminal: This historic terminal, near L.A.'s historic Olvera Street, is "one of the last great urban terminals," according to Amtrak's Clifford Black.
After 11 years and $4 million in renovations, Tampa's Union Station was rededicated in May. In 1984, Amtrak moved out of the crumbling station, which was later condemned.
www.cincinnati.com /travel/stories/train2.html   (513 words)

 LA INC. The Convention & Visitors Bureau | Visitor Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Los Angeles World Airports has partnered with Metro to provide the new FlyAway service that enables tens of thousands of public transit riders, including those using the Metro Red and Gold Lines, Metrolink and Amtrak trains, DASH, Metro and other municipal bus lines, to travel directly to LAX airport terminals in 45 minutes or less.
Passengers departing LAX are picked up on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal under green signs marked FlyAway, Buses and Long-Distance Vans.
The service is part of Los Angeles World Airports' ground transportation initiatives to expand its FlyAway bus system to improve passenger convenience, and to reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions by encouraging high-occupancy vehicle ridership.
www.visitlosangeles.info /jsp/more2.jsp   (433 words)

 EPA: Federal Register: Environmental Impact Statement for the Los Angeles Union Station Run-Through Track Project
Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS), also known as Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, is located at 800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012, in the northeast section of downtown Los Angeles.
Union Station is not located directly on main line tracks, but rather is accessed via a set of spur tracks.
Since both entering and exiting trains must pass through the same set of tracks to connect to the main line, they are subject to delays either at the station platforms or on the connecting tracks while awaiting a slot at the platforms.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-IMPACT/2002/June/Day-19/i15381.htm   (1054 words)

 My Fantastic Los Angeles Vacation - Sightseeing in Los Angeles pictures on Worldisround
Los Angeles has such a wide choice of attractions (studio tours, theme parks, historic venues etc.) that it would take more than a year or two to see all of them.
Los Angeles must be beautiful this time of year but we have plans to go there this summer.
Los Angeles is a beautiful city especially with the snow covered mountains in the background.
www.worldisround.com /articles/19006/text.html   (2762 words)

 Southern Pacific Depot, Santa Clara County, California -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
The Southern Pacific Depot on Cahill Street in San Jose is a multilevel combination passenger and freight railroad depot constructed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style.
The central section, which contains the passenger waiting room, measures 40 by 80 feet and is 33 feet in height.
Several vernacular sheds, a water tower, butterfly passenger sheds and the nearby Alameda underpass are all contributing buildings and structures within the railroad station.
www.cr.nps.gov /NR/travel/santaclara/spd.htm   (308 words)

 Union Pacific Corporate History
Union Pacific Railway had been incorporated in January 1880 as a consolidation of the original Union Pacific Railway (chartered-in-1862), the Kansas Pacific Railway, and the Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Co. UP Railway connected with Central Pacific in May 1869 at Promontory, Utah.
Union Pacific Corporation completed the purchase of 71.6 percent of Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Co. stock, giving it a total of 99.5 percent of all CNWT stock.
The ICC was terminated as a federal agency on January 1, 1996, and the application was transferred to the new Surface Transportation Board.
utahrails.net /up/up-corp-hist.php   (5736 words)

 Port of Los Angeles - Intermodal Rail Facilities
The Port of Los Angeles is a prime example of one such seaport.
The largest on-dock railyard at the Port of Los Angeles is located at the Port's largest container terminal, the 484-acre Pier 400, operated by APM Terminals (a subsiderary of the Danish shipping line, Maersk).
The Port of Los Angeles has completed more than $200 million in rail and highway infrastructure improvements, which have all succeeded by enhancing the cargo delivery system, increasing the Port's efficient cargo-handling capacity and improving major traffic routes used by private motorists throughout the Port area.
www.portoflosangeles.org /facilities_Rail.htm   (1919 words)

 Golden State (passenger train) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Golden State was a named passenger train jointly operated by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific (CRIP) and Southern Pacific (SP) railroads as No. 3 (westbound) and No. 4 (eastbound).
In 1947, three EMD E7 ABB locomotive sets were delivered to the Southern Pacific, as well as an 11-unit CRIP passenger car consist, all painted in what would be a signature scheme for the line.
The Golden State competed with the Super Chief, a streamlined passenger train operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and the City of Los Angeles, a streamlined passenger train jointly operated by the Chicago and North Western Railway and the Union Pacific Railroad.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Golden_State_(passenger_train)   (407 words)

 LARHF | Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation is proud to present noted Southern California rail photographer and historian Ralph Melching (1917-2005) as our first published oral history.
The Union Pacific's M-10001 was the second streamliner built by the Union Pacific in 1934.
In October 1934 the City of Portland ran from Los Angeles to New York City (3,248 miles) in 56 hours and 55 minutes, the fastest transcontinental journey ever made by rail.
www.larhf.org /store/index.html   (1898 words)

 Desert Dispatch newspaper - Barstow, California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The steam engine is set to depart the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal at 10 a.m.
The engine had lain dormant at the Los Angeles-Redondo Junction roundhouse for almost five years when it was recovered by the San Bernardino Historical Society in 1958.
After changing hands and a period of restoration, 3751 was once again rolling along the tracks in 1991, traveling between Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
www.desertdispatch.com /2001-2003/102951623151624.html   (407 words)

 Los Angeles Union Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Union Station, built with the cooperation of the region's three principal railroads, the Union Pacific Railroad, the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, was the transportation gateway into Los Angeles, years before there was an LAX.
However, in the 1970s, passenger rail travel had given way to the airplane and the automobile, and Amtrak was formed as a result of the railroads' dwindling passenger service.
The most visible change is the Gateway Center, a bus terminal and park & ride facility which provides better connections between buses and trains.
www.westworld.com /~elson/larail/laus.html   (307 words)

 RAILROAD.NET :: View topic - Los Angeles Union Station Run-Through Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Problem: The current operation of LA Union Station requires trains to pull into the terminal and then reverse their direction of travel after unloading or loading passengers.
The proposed structure would form an S-curve, connecting at its north/west end to track platforms at Union Station and its south/east end to a point along the BNSF mainline just north of the First Street Bridge.
Union Station improvements to increase accessibility to platforms are also planned.
www.railroad.net /forums/viewtopic.php?t=10989   (275 words)

 LARHF | Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation
While riding the rails into Los Angeles, the group learned about the different railroads, basic rail safety, the rails effect on the growth and industry of Los Angeles, and how things we use on a daily basis are transported to our neighborhoods.
Lesser is a native of Los Angeles and president of the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation.
This presentation is being co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation and LA Conservancy.
www.larhf.org /news   (1429 words)

 Union Station Los Angeles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, to be precise) is located...
Union Station, built in 1939, is considered to be "The last of America's great rail stations." Located in Downtown...
An aerial view of Los Angeles' Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) from the late 1990s.
www.readcalifornia.org /union-station-los-angeles.html   (216 words)

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