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General Motors, Standard Oil and Firestone…

General Motors, Standard Oil and Firestone combined to buy the Los Angeles electric rail system in 1938 – at that stage Los Angeles had clean air and the largest electric rail system in the world – it is subsequently closed down.

1997
Los Angeles has the dirtiest air in America and a trip that took 42 minutes from San Bernardio to Los Angeles by electric train, takes 2h30min by car…

(”Car Wars” by Jonathan Mantle, 1997, ARCADE)

Buckle up

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