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History of street cars: from horse to electric.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1890
Streetcars or trolley or tram were once the chief mode of public transit in hundreds of cities and towns. From the 1820s to the 1880s urban transit in many cities began with horse-drawn omnibus lines. Horsecar lines ran wagons along rails set in a city so the rolling resistance of the vehicle is lowered and the speed increased.

North America's first streetcar lines opened in 1832 from downtown New York City to Harlem by the New York and Harlem Railroad, in 1834 in New Orleans, and in 1849 in Toronto along the Williams Omnibus Bus Line.

In many cities, mule-drawn or horse-drawn streetcars drawn by a single animal were known as "bobtail streetcars". By the mid-1880s, there were 415 street railway companies in the U.S. operating over 6,000 miles (9,700 km) of track and carrying 188 million passengers per year using animal-drawn cars.

In the 1860s, streetcar operators started switched from animals to steam engines or cable power. San Francisco's cable car system continues to operate to this day. After 1893 electricity-powered cars dominate. Los Angeles built the largest electric tramway system in the world, which grew to over 1600 km of track. The rapid growth of streetcar systems led to the widespread ability of people to live outside of a city and commute into it for work on a daily basis. By 1895 almost 900 electric street railways and nearly 11,000 miles (18,000 km) of track had been built in the United States.

The Great Depression of the 1930s led to the closure of many streetcar lines in North America. By the 1960s most North American streetcar lines were closed.
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Church at Broadway, possibly New York, N.Y.

Church at Broadway, possibly New York, N.Y.

Title devised by cataloger. Jacket title identifies as Trinity Church. "15-16-17 Broadway" on streetcar. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 30265. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to us...

Public domain image with Picryl description as title Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to us...

Public domain image with Picryl description as title Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Palm Beach trolley - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

The Palm Beach trolley - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

"57" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018465. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Copley Square looking west, Boston, Massachusetts.

Copley Square looking west, Boston, Massachusetts.

Postcard shows the busy Copley Square with streetcars, and horse and carriages. The square is bounded by the Boston Public Library, Old South Church, and residences. F34927 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 7024a.

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave.

"Clean Up" day -- street car -- 4th and Madison Ave.

Photograph shows a street car with sign "This is fire prevention day, clean up rubbish" in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

[Emma Goldman on a street car]. Photo by Bain News Service collection

[Emma Goldman on a street car]. Photo by Bain News Service collection

Photograph by Bain News Service. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Library of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide / Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. : Library of Cong... More

A black and white photo of a train yard, possibly related to: Streetcars in car yard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

A black and white photo of a train yard, possibly related to: Streetca...

Title and other information from a possibly related negative. Image came to Library of Congress untitled. (There was no caption for this image in the FSA/OWI shelflist.) Appears to be related to negative LC-USF... More

A black and white photo of a woman in uniform. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a woman in uniform. Office of War Informati...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Robert French - Bonafide Travellers

Robert French - Bonafide Travellers

3 weeks ago, I uploaded a Gun Powder Office ( nlireland/6828772647/ ) photo. Please indulge me for returning to the scene of the crime so soon, but I just fell in love with this image of the same bustling junc... More

CROYDON HIGH STREET VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD Tram Nicely Animated surrey

CROYDON HIGH STREET VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD Tram Nicely Animated s...

Mark Crombie, Flickr vintage topographical postcards collection. Public domain scan of vintage postcard, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

NOTTINGHAM - VICTORIA STATION AND HOTEL WITH TRAM BY HARTMANN 1908

NOTTINGHAM - VICTORIA STATION AND HOTEL WITH TRAM BY HARTMANN 1908

Mark Crombie, Flickr vintage topographical postcards collection. Public domain scan of the vintage Victoria Australia postcard, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Christchurch Tram. No 11.. Bernard Spragg photography

Christchurch Tram. No 11.. Bernard Spragg photography

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of Christchurch. The trams have been stored temporarily at the Ferrymead Heritage Park since the Canterbury earthquakes but have been carefully transported by ... More

Le Touquet - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Le Touquet - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

the golf tram. Post card view Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Administration Building, 3400 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, Hampton, Virginia

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Ad...

Significance: Two early 20th century buildings which were primary to the development of one of the earliest local trolley transportation systems in Virginia. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this str... More

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Administration Building, 3400 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, Hampton, Virginia

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Ad...

Significance: Two early 20th century buildings which were primary to the development of one of the earliest local trolley transportation systems in Virginia. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this str... More

Trolley Station at South Beach, Staten Island [people in old garb standing on boardwalk by the electric car,  buildings and hotel on side and background]

Trolley Station at South Beach, Staten Island [people in old garb stan...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of vintage New York postcard, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Oilers at streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oilers at streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Public domain photograph of Great Depression era, artistic, art photography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

St. Charles Street, New Orleans, La.

St. Charles Street, New Orleans, La.

Bird's-eye view showing two streetcars. Copyright by Griffith & Griffith. Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

WTC [i.e. World Transportation Commission] members on street-car on dirt road in town of Dunedin

WTC [i.e. World Transportation Commission] members on street-car on di...

Public domain vintage photo from New Zealand archive, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The story of the trolley car. July Century

The story of the trolley car. July Century

Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. D41. 1905

Street car wreck, Eckington - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Street car wreck, Eckington - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain...

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... More

Street car, Wash. D.C - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Street car, Wash. D.C - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... More

A zero job in Milan. Throwing switches all day in the shade of a parasol The last silk hat in Italy. An old driver in Milan who withstands the competition of the modern auto taxi  ;  Genoa. The most famous cemetery in the world where wives erect marble statues of themselves in weeping poses on their departed husbands' graves and before the tomb is green are partners in another marriage venture.

A zero job in Milan. Throwing switches all day in the shade of a paras...

Photographs show a street car worker seated next to a street car and a man wearing a top hat with a horse and carriage, Milan; and gravestones in a cemetery in Genoa, Italy. On page: no. 1559 (top image), no. ... More

Trolley Car from Car Accident, Front View

Trolley Car from Car Accident, Front View

Original caption: Div. 4 car #5900. Car and auto collision. Sept. 12 1927 1:45 a.m. Chelsea and Bunker Hill Streets. Photo at Salem Street. C.H. Medford. Sept. 12, 1927 11:15 a.m. Theodore Crawford v. Boston El... More

Streamline street car - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Streamline street car - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

A black and white photo of a train on the tracks, Library of Congress Harris and Ewing collection Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve. Date based on date of negatives in same rang... More

A black and white photo of two women on a bus. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of two women on a bus. Office of War Informati...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Tram 11 “The Boxcar”. Bernard Spragg photography

Tram 11 “The Boxcar”. Bernard Spragg photography

Trams Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Christchurch trams NZ, Bernard Spragg Photo

Christchurch trams NZ, Bernard Spragg Photo

Trams Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Commercial loft buildings; horse drawn streetcars; telegraph wires

Commercial loft buildings; horse drawn streetcars; telegraph wires

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of a historic city, cityscape, street view, buildings, 19th-century architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

[Seattle's first street car turning from Occidental Avenue to Yesler Way] / Theo. E. Peiser, photographer.

[Seattle's first street car turning from Occidental Avenue to Yesler W...

Caption on card: Seattle and vicinity. Frank H. Osgood installed the street car system in Seattle. He appears in this photograph standing behind the horses. (DLC/PP-1997:105) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson co... More

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Trolley Before Baldwin Hotel Museum

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway - Trolley Before Baldwin Hotel Museum

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Klamath Falls Trolley stops before the Baldwin Hotel Museum. Location: Klamath Falls, Oregon (42.220° N 121.788° W) Status: Public... More

Interior of monorail car, City Island

Interior of monorail car, City Island

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. General information about the George Grantha... More

Cor[ner] State and Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Cor[ner] State and Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

Postcard shows streetcars and pedestrians on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue in Beloit, Wisconsin. H 116535 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Hamilton Bros., Brodhead, Wisconsin.

Street car, Wash. D.C - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Street car, Wash. D.C - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Phot... More

Horse-drawn street car - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Horse-drawn street car - Public domain image. Dry plate negative.

Title from jacket. Probably Detroit, Mich. "Fort Wayne & Elmwood" on car. Detroit Publishing Co. no. K 2719. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Glen Echo, Maryland. A general view near Glen Echo Park showing a street car with a Glen Echo advertisement on the front headed for Union Station, and parked cars on the road above

Glen Echo, Maryland. A general view near Glen Echo Park showing a stre...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

A black and white photo of a group of men on a train. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a group of men on a train. Office of War In...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War... More

A black and white photo of a train going down the tracks. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a train going down the tracks. Office of Wa...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored in the Canal Street facility where they were inundated with almost 60 inches of floodwater. FEMA allocated $21. 6 million towards the restoration of New Orleans red streetcars. Photo by FEMA/Ralph Simcox

Hurricane/Tropical Storm - New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During H...

The original database describes this as: Title: RTA Street Cars (After) Production Date: 09/03/2007 Caption: New Orleans, La. , Sep. 3, 2007 -- During Hurricane Katrina, the red streetcars were stored in the... More

California Street, San Francisco, Cal., California, 19th century sterescope card.

California Street, San Francisco, Cal., California, 19th century stere...

Stereograph showing view from top of hill looking down towards city streets, buildings, and streetcar. 68563 U.S. Copyright Office. On mount: Sold only by agents of the Universal Photo Art. Co. No. 3731.

CROYDON NORTH END VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD Tram SURREY

CROYDON NORTH END VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH POSTCARD Tram SURREY

Mark Crombie, Flickr vintage topographical postcards collection. Public domain scan of vintage postcard, Surrey, England, United Kingdom, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line & Trolley Car No. 265, Forty-second Street West at Queen Avenue, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line & Trolley Car No. 265, Forty-second Street...

Survey number: HAER MN-42 Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Broadway from Union Square to Madison Square, New York, U.S.A. Broadway desde la Plaza de la Union hasta la Plaza de Madison, New York, E.U.de A.

Broadway from Union Square to Madison Square, New York, U.S.A. Broadwa...

Stereograph showing trolleys, carts, and carriages on street. 44353 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1892 by Strohmeyer & Wyman. On mount: Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, Liverpool; New York; Chicago; Toron... More

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

Collision between a trolley and a hearse

Collision between a trolley and a hearse

Public domain reproduction of artwork in Metropolitan Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[New York City. View along waterfront on West Street; many freight wagons; street car]

[New York City. View along waterfront on West Street; many freight wag...

Photo copyrighted by A. Loeffler. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Street car - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Street car - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... More

Winfield, Ks., gelatin silver print,  Panoramic Photograph

Winfield, Ks., gelatin silver print, Panoramic Photograph

J148458 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Chas. M. Morgan; December 2, 1910.

One-step car, N.Y - Public domain portrait photograph

One-step car, N.Y - Public domain portrait photograph

Photograph shows a trolley in New York City. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of ... More

Woolworth Bldg. iron work, photo by Irving Underhill

Woolworth Bldg. iron work, photo by Irving Underhill

Public domain photograph of large building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Street car wreck, 8th & F NE, Washington, D.C.

Street car wreck, 8th & F NE, Washington, D.C.

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... More

A group of people standing next to a train, Waiting for streetcar, Chicago, Illinois

A group of people standing next to a train, Waiting for streetcar, Chi...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a woman in a dress. Office of War Informati...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

. Office of War Information Photograph

. Office of War Information Photograph

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

A black and white photo of a woman in uniform. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a woman in uniform. Office of War Informati...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Darktown trolley - Clar de track when de bell rings: Popular line. Transfer everywhere

Darktown trolley - Clar de track when de bell rings: Popular line. Tra...

Caricature issued as part of the "Darktown comics" series. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1559.

The imperial opera, Vienna, Austria - stereocsopic card

The imperial opera, Vienna, Austria - stereocsopic card

View of opera house across square filled with pedestrians and horse-drawn streetcars. Stereo sold by Underwood & Underwood, New York; London; Toronto; Ottawa; Kansas. This record contains unverified, old data f... More

Tram 178: “The Brill” Christchurch.NZ

Tram 178: “The Brill” Christchurch.NZ

Tram 178: “The Brill” Another Boon tram, built in 1921 for two-person operation and converted in the 1930s so that the driver could run the tram without a conductor. This tram runs in only one direction, and re... More

Tram 178 “The Brill”. Bernard Spragg photography

Tram 178 “The Brill”. Bernard Spragg photography

Tram 178: “The Brill”.Another Boon tram, built in 1921 for two-person operation and converted in the 1930s so that the driver could run the tram without a conductor. This tram runs in only one direction, and re... More

Locomotive Riva-Bella, Public domain image

Locomotive Riva-Bella, Public domain image

600mm gauge tram in Ouistreham Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Old Post Office with Trolley - II, Park Row and Broadway, Manhattan.

Old Post Office with Trolley - II, Park Row and Broadway, Manhattan.

Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bay Street from Canal Street, Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y.  [boys in knickers on street, trolley car, shops on one side of street, edge of  Washington Park on other side]

Bay Street from Canal Street, Stapleton, Staten Island, N.Y. [boys in...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of vintage New York postcard, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Public Square, Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y.  [nice close-up of trolley loading people, and another trolley behind it, shops on street]

Public Square, Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y. [nice close-up of t...

Picryl description: Public domain photo of vintage New York postcard, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

Broadway & Union Square, New York /

Broadway & Union Square, New York /

A horse-drawn street car with a sign for Broadway pulls away from the camera with a full compliment of passengers. Another approaches the camera position and they pass. The first car stops to pick up and drop o... More

Constable on car - Dublin - Public domain portrait photograph

Constable on car - Dublin - Public domain portrait photograph

Photo shows a streetcar in Dublin, Ireland. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2010) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of C... More

Fresh air outing, George Grantham Bain Collection

Fresh air outing, George Grantham Bain Collection

Photo probably shows mothers and their children in trolley car heading to ferry which took them to Sea Breeze, Coney Island, on a trip sponsored by the Fresh Air Home of the New York Association for Improving t... More

Java - Steam Tram, Batavia - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Java - Steam Tram, Batavia - Steam locomotive, Public domain image

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... More

Trolley Turning onto Bunker Hill Street from Chelsea Street

Trolley Turning onto Bunker Hill Street from Chelsea Street

This photograph is a view of a trolley at the intersection of Chelsea Street and Bunker Hill Street. Theodore Crawford v. Boston Elevated Railway Company

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Street car with prevent fires sign in Portland, Oregon

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Street car with prevent fires sign in Portla...

Logbook annotation: Copying for National Chamber of Commerce. The Theodor Horydczak Collection is a collection of photographs taken by Theodor Horydczak (1890-1971) a Polish-born American photographer who work... More

A black and white photo of a man looking out a window. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of a man looking out a window. Office of War I...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

A black and white photo of people walking down a street. Office of War Information Photograph

A black and white photo of people walking down a street. Office of War...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

[Muni light rail transit car at Embarcadero, with Bay Bridge in background. San Francisco, California]

[Muni light rail transit car at Embarcadero, with Bay Bridge in backgr...

Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Capital Group Companies Charitable... More

23rd Street Surface Car, West 23rd Street, Manhattan.

23rd Street Surface Car, West 23rd Street, Manhattan.

Public domain photograph - New York, art photography, artistic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Broadway, the busy thoroughfare of America, New York City, U.S.A.

Broadway, the busy thoroughfare of America, New York City, U.S.A.

Stereograph showing businesses and busy downtown street crowded with pedestrians, shoppers, streetcars, and horse and carts. Copyright 1897 by T.D. Rust. On mount: Sold only by the World Stereoscopic Co., Londo... More

Broadway, North to City Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.

Broadway, North to City Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.

With horse-drawn carriages and streetcar on street. H76236 U.S. Copyright Office. Stereo copyrighted by C.L. Wasson; International Stereograph Co. No. 20582. This record contains unverified, old data from capti... More

Market Street, San Francisco, U.S.A., California, 19th century sterescope card.

Market Street, San Francisco, U.S.A., California, 19th century steresc...

Stereograph showing busy business district with horse and carts, streetcars, and pedestrians. H121142 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1908 by J.J. Killelea & Co. On mount: The "Eureka" stereograph. Patented Ap... More

Queen and Yonge Streets Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Queen and Yonge Streets Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date: 1920.Place: Toronto, Ontario.Creator: Ministry of Education.Reference Code COT-138.Archives of Ontario, I0012494..Les rues Queen et Yonge .Date : vers 1920 .Créateur : Ministère de l'Éducation .Code de ré... More

C1-class Melbourne tram.. Bernard Spragg photography

C1-class Melbourne tram.. Bernard Spragg photography

The E-class trams are three-section, four-bogie articulated trams that were first introduced to the Melbourne tram network in 2013. They are being built by Bombardier's Dandenong factory, with the propulsion sy... More

Light rail in Sydney, NSW, Australia

Light rail in Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Sydney light rail network is a tram or light rail system serving the Australian city of Sydney, New South Wales. The network presently consists of a single 12.8-kilometre (8 mi) line of 23 stations. A secon... More

Dreadnought tram 236 (2). Bernard Spragg photography

Dreadnought tram 236 (2). Bernard Spragg photography

This is Brisbane's two-bogie drop-centre tram, although it has much in common with Sydney's toastrack L/P trams. The first to be introduced was No. 231 ...At first, despite their weight, the trams were equipped... More

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Administration Building, 3400 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, Hampton, Virginia

Newport News & Old Point Railway & Electric Company, Trolley Barn & Ad...

Significance: Two early 20th century buildings which were primary to the development of one of the earliest local trolley transportation systems in Virginia. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this str... More

State Street, Chicago. Stereoscopic card of Chicago, IL, 19th century.

State Street, Chicago. Stereoscopic card of Chicago, IL, 19th century.

H70159 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 4463. Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line & Trolley Car No. 265, Forty-second Street West at Queen Avenue, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

Como-Harriet Streetcar Line & Trolley Car No. 265, Forty-second Street...

Survey number: HAER MN-42 Public domain photograph - historical image of Minnesota, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

View in Denver. "Take this car for the 'Healer'

View in Denver. "Take this car for the 'Healer'

Photograph shows men and boys standing on or near streetcars bearing signs, "Take this car for the healer," and "Foot ball D.A.C. park, Saturday 3 p.m." 63893aa U.S. Copyright Office. No. 18. Copyright by W.A. ... More

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

San Francisco Cable Railway, Washington & Mason Streets, San Francisco...

also CAL, 38-SANFRA-137-A- San Francisco Railway: Cable Car Powerhouse & Barn Significance: The last operating cable railroad in the world. Representative of an important type of urban transportation system in... More

Resande på spåret bredvid den öppna personvagnen.

Resande på spåret bredvid den öppna personvagnen.

Resande på spåret bredvid den öppna personvagnen. Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Street car, Washington, D.C.. 19th century, Library of Congress collection

Street car, Washington, D.C.. 19th century, Library of Congress collec...

Title from caption card and item. LOT subdivision subject: Railroad & Street Railroad. Formerly in SSF Street railroads. Forms part of: National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: Vie... More

Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Seattle, looking toward harbor and wharves; Seattle, combination car; Seattle, cable [bob car] for up hill; Seattle, car starting up grade.

Frank E. Downs. Trip to Nome, Alaska, May to Sept. 1900: Seattle, look...

Public domain image of a historic view of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Street car wreck, Eckington - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain.

Street car wreck, Eckington - Glass negative photogrpah. Public domain...

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Pho... More

[Firemen with hoses over streetcar]

[Firemen with hoses over streetcar]

National Photo Company Collection. Public domain photograph of a tram car, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[North side of F Street, between 6th & 7th, N.W., Washington, D.C.]

[North side of F Street, between 6th & 7th, N.W., Washington, D.C.]

National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Original negative may be available: LC-F82-1786 (b&w glass neg.)

Harvey Isaac's Ice cream parlor & trolley station, Chapman Beach, Conn.

Harvey Isaac's Ice cream parlor & trolley station, Chapman Beach, Conn...

Photograph shows The Shore Line Electric Railway Company, no. 2 streetcar with passengers on board parked next to ice cream parlor with woman standing on porch.

Training women for street R.R. i.e., railroad service - Berlin

Training women for street R.R. i.e., railroad service - Berlin

Photograph shows German women training to become street car drivers in Berlin during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms... More

Strike breakers -- broken trolley

Strike breakers -- broken trolley

Photograph probably taken during the streetcar strike in New York City which took place in July and August of 1916. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2014) Title and date from data provided by the Bain News Serv... More

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