Los Angeles 1959

RetroRide currently has a collection of authentic bus/motor coach timetables from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (predecessor to the RTD) from the period around 1959. This also includes the 36/37/38 rail lines (which are the former Pacific Electric Long Beach, San Pedro via Dominguez and Watts Local lines) as well as the former Los Angeles Railway/LATL streetcar lines J, P, R, S and V.

Sometime in 2018, will start loading these authentic schedules. (We have already completed but not yet published the rail lines) Like with 1979, we are looking for scans of any authentic schedules from this period. 

Route numbers in bold are schedules we currently have.  Those not in bold are ones we are looking for. 

  • Brooklyn & Hooper Ave. trolley-bus (12/9/61)
  • West 6th & Central Ave. trolley-bus (12/9/61)
  • 4 Melrose-West Olympic (need)
  • 5 Eagle Rock-Hawthorne (need)
  • 5F Centinela Valley Freeway Flyer (9/11/60)
  • 6 South Vermont Avenue-Highland Park (need)
  • 7 South Broadway-Union Station (need)
  • 7F Southside Freeway Flyer (9/11/60)
  • 8 West 54th Street-North Main Street (3/29/59)
  • (9) J West Jefferson Blvd.-Huntington Park (12/23/62)
  • 10 West 48th St.-Inglewood (need)
  • 12 West Washington Blvd.-North Broadway (need)
  • 14 San Fernando-North Hollywood-Burbank (9/24/58, 6/15/59, 3/21/60)
  • 15 San Fernando-Olive View-US Veterans Hospital (6/15/59)
  • 16 Sun Valley-North Hollywood (6/15/59)
  • 17 Pasadena-Hollywood (9/24/58, 6/15/59)
  • 18 East Jefferson-Coliseum (need)
  • 19 Burbank Boulevard (9/24/58, 6/15/59, 3/21/60)
  • 20 Victory Boulevard (9/24/58, 6/15/59)
  • 21 Culver City-Hollywood-Lockheed (6/15/59, 3/21/60)
  • 22 Hollywood-Burbank (6/15/59, 3/21/60)
  • 23 Leonis Blvd-Santa Fe (need)
  • 24 Los Angeles-San Fernando (9/11/60)
  • 25 West 9th-North Figueroa (need)
  • (26) P West Pico Blvd-East First St. (12/23/62)
  • 27 Normandie-Vernon-Jefferson (need)
  • (28) R Whittier Blvd.-West Third St (5/11/61)
  • (29) S San Pedro St.-West Seventh St. (5/11/61)
  • 30 Evergreen Avenue (need)
  • 31 Vermont Ave-Los Feliz Ave (9/11/60)
  • 32 Indiana-Gage (need)
  • 33 San Pedro-Wilmington-Compton (8/24/59, 5/11/60)
  • 34 Los Angeles-Lynwood-Paramount-Bellflower (7/28/58, 9/11/60)
  • 35 West Valley Freeway Flyer (9/15/58, 2/16/59, 4/6/60)
  • 36 Los Angeles-Long Beach rail service (12/26/55 (MCL Line 6), 4/17/58, 8/16/58, 12/8/58, 11/2/59)
  • 37 Los Angeles-San Pedro rail service (12/26/55 (MCL Line 7), 4/17/58, 8/16/58)
  • 37 San Pedro Freeway Flyer (8/24/59, 5/11/60)
  • 38 Watts Local rail service (4/17/58, 12/8/58)
  • 39 Los Angeles-Glendale-Burbank (9/11/60)
  • 40 Long Beach-Huntington Park (8/12/58)
  • 41 Alvarado Street (need)
  • 42 Temple Street (9/14/59, 6/19/60)
  • 43 Avenue 50-El Paso Dr (11/28/60)
  • 44 Beverly-West Adams (6/19/60)
  • 45 Eagle Rock (11/28/60)
  • 46 East Florence Ave. (need)
  • 47 Whittier Blvd & East 4th Street
  • 48 Dorsey High School (need)
  • 49 San Pedro-South Figueroa
  • 50 Florence-Soto (need)
  • 51 Redondo Beach Line (8/18/61)
  • 52 Los Angeles-Alhambra-San Gabriel-Temple City-South Arcadia-Arcadia (6/2/58, 1/31/59, 9/11/60)
  • 53 Southgate (need)
  • 54 Manchester Avenue (need)
  • 55 Los Angeles-Newport Beach-Balboa (8/16/58, 12/2/59)
  • 56 Sunland Line (7/9/58, 8/17/59)
  • 57 Hollywood Park racetrack specials (10/3/58, 5/8/59, 5/11/60)
  • 57 Los Alamitos Flyers (4/12/60)
  • 58 Los Angles-Fullerton-Santa Ana (7/14/60)
  • 58D Disneyland (Santa Ana) Freeway Flyer and Local Service (8/6/58, 7/15/59)
  • 58S Los Angeles-Fullerton-Santa Ana via Knotts Berry Farm (6/2/58, 6/15/59)
  • 58W Whittier Blvd Local-Fullerton (6/2/58, 6/15/59, 6/19/60)
  • 58-1 Disneyland (Santa Ana) Freeway Flyer and Local Service (7/14/60)
  • 59 Long Beach-Riverside (6/2/58, 3/16,59, 9/11/60)
  • 60 San Gabriel Valley Freeway Flywer (6/19/58, 5/18/59, 7/16/60)
  • 61 Long Beach-Pasadena via Atlantic Blvd/via Whittier (6/2/58, 3/16/59, 9/11/60)
  • 62 Riverside-Arlington-La Sierra-Corona (9/11/60)
  • 63 Los Angeles-El Monte-Baldwin Park-Covina-Pomona via Garvey Ave. (9/11/60)
  • 63C Los Angeles-El Monte-Baldwin Park-Covina-Pomona via Garvey Ave. (6/16/58)
  • 63V Valley Boulevard Local (6/20/58, 7/27/59)
  • 64 Pasadena-Pomona (9/3/58, 11/12/59)
  • 65 Silverlake Blvd-Riverside Dr (9/11/60)
  • 66 Huntington Park-Long Beach-San Pedro (4/27/59, 10/23/60)
  • 67 Los Angeles-Sierra Madre-Santa Anita Highlands (8/1/58, 12/4/59, 6/11/60)
  • 68 Los Angeles-Monrovia-Glendora (8/1/58, 12/4/59, 6/11/60)
  • 69 Los Angeles-Hellman Ave (10/18/58, 3/20/59)
  • 70 LA-Pasadena via Oak Knoll (7/19/58, 3/16/59, 6/26/60)
  • 71 LA-Pasadena via Short Line (7/19/58, 3/16/59, 6/26/60)
  • 72 Slauson Avenue (need)
  • 73 Van Ness Avenue (need)
  • 74S Van Nuys-San Fernando via Sepulveda (9/1/58, 10/30/60)
  • 74V Van Nuys-San Fernando via Reseda (9/1/58, 10/30/60)
  • 75 Los Angeles-Culver City-Venice (11/9/59)
  • 75B Los Angeles-Glendale-Burbank (7/21/58)
  • 75S Los Angeles-Beverly Hills-Santa Monica (9/22/58, 2/23/59, 11/13/60)
  • 75V Los Angeles-Culver City-Venice (7/21/58, 11/13/60)
  • 76 Beverly-Sunset Blvds. University (7/26/58, 5/23/59, 6/19/60)
  • 77 Maywood-Bell (need)
  • 78 Talmadge St-Hyperion Ave (9/11/60)
  • 79 Garfield Avenue-Highland Park (12/12/58, 2/22/60)
  • 80 Emery Park (10/24/58, 3/16/59, 11/2/59, 6/25/60)
  • 81 Hollywood-Ventura Boulevard (7/28/58, 11/23/59, 6/19/60 [to Pasadena])
  • 83 Wilshire Boulevard including Wilshire Zephyr (6/19/60)
  • 83 Brentwood Service-Wilshire Boulevard including Wilshire Zephyr (6/19/60)
  • 83 Sunset Boulevard including Sunset Freeway Flyer (6/19/60)
  • 83B Wilshire Boulevard-Brentwood Service (7/4/58, 3/12/59)
  • 83S Sunset Boulevard (7/4/58, 3/12/59)
  • 83W Wilshire Boulevard (7/4/58, 3/12/59)
  • 83-1 Sunset Boulevard including Sunset Freeway Flyer (8/1/59, 9/14/59)
  • 83-2 Wilshire Boulevard including Wilshire Zephyr (8/3/59)
  • 83-3 Brentwood Service-Wilshire Boulevard including Wilshire Zephyr (9/14/59)
  • 84 Western Avenue (need)
  • 85 Crenshaw-Vine-La Brea (need)
  • 86 Los Angeles-North Hollywood-Van Nuys-Panorama City-Pacoima via Riverside Dr. (9/26/58, 2/2/59)
  • 87 North Hollywood-Studio City (12/12/60)
  • 88 North Hollywood-Van Nuys (12/12/60)
  • 89 Fairfax Avenue-Hollywoodland-Western & Franklin (11/26/59)
  • 90 Sherman Oaks-Van Nuys-Canoga Park (9/1/58, 10/30/60)
  • 91 Hollywood Boulevard (9/5/58, 6/19/60)
  • 92 Sierra Vista (10/24/58, 3/16/59, 11/2/59, 6/25/60)
  • 93 Los Angeles-North Hollywood-Van Nuys via Hollywood (7/2/58, 6/19/60)
  • 93F Central Valley Freeway Flyer (6/18/60)
  • 94 Hill Street-Echo Park Ave-Santa Monica Blvd (12/17/58, 6/19/60)
  • (95) V Vernon Avenue-Vermont Avenue (4/22/62)
  • 96 Catalina Docks (need)
  • 99 La Cienega Boulevard (7/11/59)