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...