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red car (plural red cars)
- (historical) a nickname for a streetcar of the former Pacific Electric Railway mass transit system that went all across Greater Los Angeles.
- My father used to talk about how you could take a red car just about anywhere in the Los Angeles area
- (historical) the entire now-defunct corporation and system of the Pacific Electric Railway.
- The red car operated from 1901–1961.