Foothill Freeway

A major project in the early 1970s took the traditional Santa Fe line off its street-level running east-west through Pasadena, and placed it in the median of the Foothill Freeway, then being constructed.  The heavy-duty railroad years were relatively brief here.  In 1994, following the sale of this route for future mass transit use, all train activity ended.  Amtrak to and from Los Angeles had earlier been shifted to move through Orange County.

This view is from Lake St., the location for the westernmost of the three stations located along the freeway.  Light rail can frequently whiz by lanes that are traffic-choked on I-210, probably to the considerable satisfaction of those transit riders who may be looking out of the large side windows.

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