With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share some images of what streetcar living was like back in the middle of the 20th century. It’s been over 50 years since D.C. has had operating streetcars, but it’s within the realm of possibility that we might see them again soon. Maybe.
Below is an image of a woman learning how to become a streetcar operator in June of 1943.
Washington, D.C. An instructor of the Capitol Transit Company teaching a woman to operate a one-man streetcar