- (historical, informal) 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.
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see red, car.