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The Evolution of the Trolley

by Dave Cremins


How did the trolley car evolve from a what was essentially a horse and buggy on rails to today's modern state-of-the-art light rail vehicles?

Trolleys were once thought to be outmoded and many cities tore up the tracks. Now they're back, better than ever! Dave Cremins' series on the evolution of the trolley sheds light on the development of light rail transit.

There are a total of 10 articles in the series.

  1. The Omnibus
  2. The Horse Car Railways
  3. The Cable Railway
  4. The Early Cars
  5. A Booming Industry
  6. The Twin Cities
  7. The Trolley Cars
  8. Fighting Back
  9. Today's Light Rail Lines
  10. Conclusion
Series Copyright 1999, Dave Cremins

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