Sacramento’s Streetcar Spring

1930 Streetcar Lines

“If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.”

— Author, Poet, Activist and former Streetcar Conductor Maya Angelou

Streetcar Era

In 1930 Sacramento was served by the local electric streetcars of the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, as well as the heavy interurbans of Sacramento Northern along its routes between Chico and San Francisco, and the Central California Traction Company along its way to Stockton.

PG&E’s excellent 1943 route map also shows the extent of the California’s Capital during the Second World War. Streetcar routes #3, #5, #6 and #11 all served the trains of Sacramento’s SP Station. Nine bus routes were also operated.

1943 PG&E Streetcar Map

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Published by Ben Etgen

A mathematician looks at problems from successive levels of abstraction until the essential nature of a problem can be studied. From there, the best solution can be found and then applied to the situation at hand. This process of abstraction and generalization characterizes mathematics and is modelled in mathematics education. From elections and climate change to optimizing profits and increasing the flow of highways mathematics offers the best solutions.

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