Visit the Red Car Museum on the old Pacific Electric Right of Way. Car No. 1734
SEAL BEACH, CALIF. — This is a rare Pacific Electric tower car built in 1925. Lovingly paint and restored, it serves as the Red Car Museum headquarters. It was once a roving machine shop sent out to troubleshoot problems along the 40-mile Pacific Electric LA-Newport Line.
A center tower was used for repairs and maintenance on the overhead lines. It operated for almost 50 years until 1950. The museum displays photographs of early Seal Beach, sea shells and Indian artifacts collected locally. It also has reference library of local history with detailed regional maps.Open the second and fourth Saturdays from Noon to 3 p.m. (subject to change) the museum provides the most comprehensive look into the history of Seal Beach. Donations are accepted. Tel: (562) 683-1874.
Scintillating lights illuminated the
water and night bathers from the second
longest pier in the state. Bathing
Pavilion with 1000 dressing rooms
renting for 25 cents each, opened
directly onto the beach. Their motto
was: A beach without an undertow.