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General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by Aa3rt
 
In an effort to stimulate some discussion here in the Fallen Trolley and Interurban Lines forum, I'd like to invite everyone to share links to their favorite trolley and interurban sites. Links to individual photos are welcome as well.

A few ground rules:

1. Give proper credit to the website!

2. Double check your link after posting! (Things in cyberspace change rapidly-if a link disappearss after a week or a month, at least we'll have had a chance to view what you were linking to. If the link never worked...well, there wasn't much sense in posting it now, was there? :wink: )

I'll start out with a link to what is probably one of the most (if not THE MOST) comprehensive site on the web when it comes to trolleys and interurbans, Dave's Electric Railroads.

UPDATE: JAN. 1, 2007As I warned, sites DO move! The links to Dave's Electric Railroads have been corrected.

http://www.davesrailpix.com/index.html

Most of you who frequent this forum are aware of my northwest PA/western NY origins. Courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads, here are some of the lines from New York State: (Chautauqua Traction, Jamestown Street Railway and the Jamestown, Westfield & North Western):

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/ny/ny.htm#james

A map of Chautauqua Lake and surrounding railroads and trolley lines:

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/ny/htm/jamesmap.htm

From Pennsylvania, the Warren Street Railway and the Warren & Jamestown, also courtesy of Dave's Electric Railroads:

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/pa/pa2.htm#wjr

Finally, also from Dave's Electric Railroads, two photos from the Corry and Columbus Street Railway (Misidentified as "Correy" in the caption) and a reminder as to why I don't miss Pennsylvania winters:

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/pa/htm/cc02.htm

http://www.davesrailpix.com/odds/pa/htm/cc01.htm

EDIT #2 July 20, 2008 The Jamestown Trolley site has also moved, links corrected...

From Jamestown, NY, the website for the restoration of the last remaining Jamestown Street Railway car, trolley #93:

http://jamestowntrolley.org/trolrest/index.htm

From the Jamestown Trolley site, links to:

Chautauqua Traction photos:

http://jamestowntrolley.org/trolley/ct/ctcars.html

Jamestown Street railway photos:

http://www.jamestowntrolley.org/trolley ... rycars.htm

Jamestown, Westfield and North Western photos:

http://www.jamestowntrolley.org/trolley ... nwcars.htm

I invite you to share your favorite links as well.
Last edited by Aa3rt on Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:40 pm, edited 4 times in total.
  by Aa3rt
 
I just stumbled across this one-check out:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/index.htm

Great electric and shortline photos. You can scroll down and use either the alphabetic list or use the "regional Railroads" to sort by state with trolley lines coming under a separate heading for each state.
  by Aa3rt
 
I was recently steered to this website from a post at the Upstate New York Trolleys Yahoo Group. Some rare and vintage images here!

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigi ... s=12&pNum=
  by kreeggo
 
The Historical Society of Washington has a searchable database of photos (a good number that are available online). Many don't come up under "trolley" or "streetcar" searches as they are background to street scenes or buildings. There's actually quite alot there though.

http://www.historydc.org/

Another Washington Resource are the streetcar photos of R. Hill:

http://capitaltransit.home.comcast.net/ ... index.html
  by kreeggo
 
Two I shouldn't have left off:

Library of Congress Digital Collection (searchable): http://www.loc.gov/library/libarch-digital.html

ATU Local 689 Youtube Site. Has a "ATU 689 History" Playlist. Some are pretty union specific, but others are of more general transit interest. Saw a few factual errors, but still pretty interesting. Have a short video on formation of union, the exact fare dispute (Assault on Transit Operators), a series on desegregation, Capital Transit video, and some re-posts from LOC including 2 of Washington, DC streetcars 1903/4 and four from the Westinghouse streetcar motor factor in Pittsburgh from the same time period.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... 0FE3D8ECEA
  by Aa3rt
 
From Upstate New York...

http://www.ginosrailpage.com
  by Aa3rt
 
A site devoted to transit in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin...

http://www.thetransportco.com/index.html
  by Aa3rt
 
And a site devoted to the Sacramento Northern...

http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/home.html
  by Aa3rt
 
Here's one focused on New York City transit and trolleys.

(If viewing at work turn the sound DOWN!)

http://www.thejoekorner.com/indexfrm.html
  by CarterB
 
Here's some more good web sites or groups:

Al Mankoff's Trolley Treasures http://www.almankoff.com/troll000.shtml

Jerry's Railroad Photo Album "traction" section. Don't forget to also look at "Archives" at bottom of page:

http://www.jerryapp.com/photos_t.html

BERA "Preserved North American Electric Railway Cars"

http://www.bera.org/pnaerc.html

Chicago Transit & Railfan: You have to click on the "moved" button

http://my.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep= ... 390274&ck=

Yahoo Groups with good photo files:

Illinois Terminal: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/i ... rminal_rr/
DelMarVa Traction: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/D ... d=94674410
Illinois Traction: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/I ... d=94674410
Indiana Railroad: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/I ... d=94674410
Midwest Interurban: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/M ... d=94674410
Rock Island Southern: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/R ... d=94674410
THI&E Railroad: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/T ... d=94674410
Traction: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/traction/ ... bum/0/list
  by JLJ061
 
Historic video of the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee, circa 1945, filmed by Charles Keevil.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27GwxWis-2g

Also another historic film by Charles Keevil of the Chicago South Shore & South Bend (though not a fallen flag).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_scPl8CNNM