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Raymer Street





There's a Raymer Street in Northridge. Bill Robertson says,
"Raymer was originally the name of a train station which opened in 1898 on the Southern Pacific rail line across the Valley."

Robertson is director of L.A.'s Bureau of Street Services. He says the train was vital for the San Fernando Valley's farmers and miners.

"Back in those early days, they were hauling aggregate stone and certainly wheat, a lot of wheat. And then, of course, as the orchards were developed, the apricot and orange, I'm sure a lot of produce was going up and down the coast along that rail line."

Today, both freight trains and Metrolink travel those same tracks, just steps away from Raymer Street.