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When rail reigned, L.A. had several grand train depots

When rail reigned, L.A. had several grand train depots

When rail was king, downtown Los Angeles was home to several grand train depots.

These days, L.A. is seeing a rail revival. Metro is building several new rail lines, and the state's bullet train is planned to come into the city.

Here is a look back at the last golden age of rail.

La Grande Station

The Moorish-style La Grande Station opened July 29, 1893, at 2nd Street and Santa Fe Avenue. In addition to its exotic architecture, La Grande Station featured lush gardens and, later, a Harvey House restaurant.

In the 1920s, summer discount tickets by all railroads brought a major influx of tourists to Los...

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