For today’s history lesson, KCET’s LA as Subject series takes a look at the former incline railway on Santa Catalina Island. The Banning brothers built the railway between 1904 and 1906 as a way to enhance tourism and solve a peculiar transportation problem. On the other side of the country, the New York City subway system has its share of shuttered stations (a system that is extensive can afford such closures, of course). One of these is the ornate City Hall Station that temporarily formed the southern end of the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (modern-day Line 6 and 6 Express). Finally, consider celebrating the history of Los Angeles with a walk and bike ride on Saturday, August 31.