Rail Road in Los Angeles Throughout History

How did the rail and water system affect the development of Los Angeles?

Between the years of 1860 and 1923, the public transportation and the water system in the big city of California; Los Angeles had growth extensively and rapidly. In the early 1900’s, the new system of railroad started to growth and just like bridges, it bring the shredded city into one. This essay will discuss the rail, water system and the key companies which involved in this history of it growth, and also how all of this development have an effect on the urbanity and the real estate of this city.  

Los Angeles city in the end of 1800s and the beginning of 1900s
In 1876, the completion of the transcontinental railroad helps the area of Los Angeles become more viable for settlement in America. Since there are land that people can access to with a cheaper prices, the population of Los Angeles grew from 35,000 to about one million people between 1880 and 1920.1 However, different from the East, Los Angeles was not grew rapidly in urbanization, instead the city was experiencing suburbanization. Because of the climate that suitable for all different kind of life for settlements, and the city was expanded to the San Pedro Port area, there are more and more suburbs in the city. But for all those reason, the city is still growth fast because now they have the accessibility to the world markets through the port.2

Due to the natural shredded of the city, in order for the city to workout well and for a more stable economic, a public transportation system was needed and establish. There were many companies who try to created the best railroad, like the James Crank “operated a local horse-drawn and cable car system”, but after a while, the company were supplanted in the 1890s by electric trolley barons of Eli Clark and Moses Sherman. The seam engine trolley system also began to provide public transpiration for the Los Angeles residents. By this, there are more choices of transportation options...