The red streetcars that once clanged around Los Angeles may have vanished from the city decades ago, but you can still catch one near the Port of Los Angeles.

A restored 1908 vintage Pacific Electric car and two replicas provide service along a 1.5-mile line connecting the cruise ship terminal with the San Pedro waterfront.

"The service was a way to have people relive transit as it was almost 100 years ago," said Bob Henry, project manager for the line, operated by the port as part of its waterfront revival effort.

Riders take a step back in time with each trip, with a conductor and operator in period uniforms serving as tour guides. The $1 fare is good all day for unlimited rides on the streetcar, as well as a bus shuttle to Cabrillo Beach.

The streetcars, which used to stop at 6 p.m., now stop at 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays so visitors can get a nighttime look at a new illuminated fountain near the cruise ship terminal.

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