Original Capitol Subway: 1909 Senate Studebaker

Here’s a great photograph we dug up on the U.S. Capitol Flickr page. It shows the old Senate Studebaker car. It held eight people and went back and forth between the Capitol and Russell (then known as the Senate Office Building). This was replaced in 1912 by a monorail track and in 1960 by dual tracks.

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old Senate Studebaker
old Senate Studebaker

Source: U.S. Capitol

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • wontons

    My father was one of the first operators of the dual-track subway in the early 1960s. His photo appeared in the tourist guide “We, the People.”