L.A. Streetcars on the heap source
An interesting quote from one of the newsreel-style promo pieces from G.M. in the mid 1950's:
"Before the big change, all but 6 of the city's main arteries are handicapped by streetcar operations..."
Winnipeg, too, got rid of it's streetcar system in that same era and sold off the fleet for $100 a pop.
There's only one known to be left intact, 356 (see below), though the odd decaying body can can be found in cottage country and farmer's fields such as 680 near Inwood (at bottom).