"Streetcars and the Movies"

Hollywood Field Trip


On Saturday, April 21st, LARHF supporters will experience an exciting day visiting the Pacific Electric Headquarters at 6th and Main Streets, the Subway Terminal Tunnel/Toluca Yard display, with our Urban Archaeologist, Ralph Cantos and special guest Marc Wannamaker of Bison Archives, who will tour us through Hollywood's early days of moviemaking and its streetcars. Archival photographs will be displayed on the coach's video monitors showing us how it looked in the early 20th Century.

Saturday – April 21, 2018

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Members $75.00 – Non-members $85.00

(Transportation, lunch & parking included)

Only 40 seats available!


The Field Trip will leave promptly from the LA Union Station East Portal Bus Plaza at 8:30 am. After we board our Lion Express coach, we will proceed to the PE Headquarters to tour the 8th & 9th floor private areas where Mr. Huntington kept his luxury penthouse. Next, we’ll ride crosstown to the Belmont Apartments to view LARHF’s PE Subway Terminal/Toluca Yard exhibits and see the mouth of the famous subway tunnel, LA’s first subway.

Noted Hollywood historian Marc Wanamaker will point out early movie locations and studio landmarks along the PE Western Division routes. We’ll enjoy lunch at Barney’s Beanery, the famous West Hollywood icon; after, we will follow the original PE right-of-way to Beverly Hills and return via Burton Way to San Vicente, passing the Vineyard Junction and on to Venice Boulevard to downtown Los Angeles. Our planned return time is approximately 4:30 pm to the METRO Bus Plaza.

Cost for Supporters is $75.00

Cost for Non-members is $85.00


If you prefer to mail in cash or check for the field trip click here to download the registration form


Click here to view the parking map for the METRO garage