South Pasadena Preservation Foundation presents The Railroads of South Pasadena

The South Pasadena Preservation Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting this Friday, June 2, at 6p.m. at the South Pasadena History Museum on Meridian next to the Gold Line Station. Following a brief business meeting, SPPF members and the invited public will hear all about the four railroads which once served South Pasadena.

SPPF Board member Dan Evans, who rode Santa Fe and Pacific Electric trains in South Pasadena, remembers the Pacific Electric special trains which brought San Marino students to high school in South Pasadena, and remembers Southern Pacific trains which chugged by the middle school and Garfield Park.

South Pasadena has an unusually rich railroad history, beginning with the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley RR which passed through South Pasadena on the way to Mud Springs. The Santa Fe Depot artifacts preserved by Fletcher Swan will be displayed.

Members and guests will tour the museum, which has been repainted, reorganized, and refreshed. The results are impressive!

The public is cordially invited and all are welcome.

Please RSVP at: sppreservation.org; or call (626) 799-6346

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