Streetcars & Trolleys 2018 Calendar
Before automobiles and buses there were streetcars or trolleys in virtually every American city. Streetcars & Trolleys recalls that era through historic photographs from around the United States and Canada.
Published by Tide-mark, the Streetcars & Trolleys 2018 wall calendar opens to 13.75 x 20.5 inches.
Streetcars and trolleys featured in the 2018 calendar include:
The Milwaukee Electric and Light Company Car 961 has stopped in a residential area on Route #17, the Lloyd Street Line on January 17, 1945. Abandonment of this part of the line was not too far off.
Looking toward Union Station in the distance, Denver Tramway Cars 832 and 842, both on Route #5, meet on Seventeenth Avenue near Welton Street, right in front of the Union Pacific’s downtown Denver ticket office on November 1, 1947. The two automobiles parked off to the right are a 1937 Ford station wagon and a 1946 Hudson. At least back then, you could tell them apart.
Cincinnati Street Railway Car 160, a Westwood-Cheviot Car on Route #21, is at Montana and Harrison, Cincinnati, Ohio on March 31, 1951.
Montreal and Southern Counties Car 322 waits for a last minute passenger to board at the St. Lambert, Quebec depot on June 2, 1956. With the well maintained cars and what appears to be a decent passenger base, in a little over four months, the entire system would be permanently shut down.
Illinois Power Company Car 360 is at the intersection of Main and Adams Streets in Peoria, Illinois in the summer of 1946. As good as business looks in this image, 1946 would see the end of streetcars in Peoria.
St. Louis Public Service Car 715 is at 12th and Olive Streets , St. Louis, Missouri on September 4, 1950. This is in the Forest Park neighborhood in the west end of St. Louis.
Twin Cities Rapid Transit PCC Car 337 is passing the Milwaukee Road depot at Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 13, 1951. Car 337 was built by the St. Louis Car Company and placed in service in December 1946. TCRT’s entire fleet of 141 cars was sold in 1953, and the entire system was converted to bus service.
Portland Traction Car 4010 is coming through Oregon City, Oregon, located about fourteen miles from Portland, on August 5, 1949. 4010 is a secondhand car that had been purchased from the Yakima Valley.
Bamberger Electric Railway Car 350 is at their main Salt Lake City, Utah terminal on October 14, 1939. Two fires in 1952, not a lack of business, forced Bamberger to convert to buses. In March a fire destroyed the maintenance shop at North Salt Lake, Utah, then, in June, a fire destroyed the substation at Ogden. The cause of the fires was never determined, but as a result, in September 1952, the trolley era ended and buses took over. Diesels were used in place of electric power for all freight operations.
This 1953 view was a rolling billboard for Rege’s Railways Car 4116, which received a makeover of sorts. Rege Cordic was a popular radio personality on Pittsburgh’s Station KDKA, and Car 4116 was “repainted” and used as a rolling billboard for Mr. Cordic’s radio show. Information on how long it remained in service or was painted like this is not readily available.
Indianapolis Railway Car 132 is stopping to pick up a passenger at 42nd Street near Crown Hill Cemetery on the Illinois Line on November 17, 1950. Car 132 was one of ninety cars built and delivered in 1933 by the J.G. Brill Company; the last of them was removed from service in favor of buses in 1951.
Philadelphia Transportation Company PCC Car 2200 has battled about all the snow it could handle on February 8, 1967. A company official is assisting in hooking it up for a tow to the car barn on the Rising Sun-Olney Line (Route #50).