Tag: streetcars

1890s streetcar in DC

Highly Detailed 1890 Photo of D.C. Streetcar

You have to see the details in this image. Click on it for more to see what a D.C. streetcar looked like well over...
Street railways of the District of Columbia with proposed extensions : to accompany communication of March 20, 1912.

Streetcar System Map and Proposed Extensions in 1912

This is a map of the Washington streetcar system from 1912, definitely something that our friends at Greater Greater Washington will love....
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Amazing 1950s Film Footage of D.C. Streetcars

This is some awesome footage of the old streetcar system here in D.C. from the 1950s. What's really great is seeing some recognizable spots...

Photos of 1940s D.C. Streetcar Life

With all the buzz about whether the H Street streetcar will happen or not, we thought it would be a great idea to share...
streetcars in front of Union Station

Streetcars in Front of Union Station

This is an old photo of Union Station around 1920, with two streetcars sitting in front. Source: Library of Congress
Horse car in Washington, D.C. at Wisconsin and O St. NW (1889)

White House Gardener Run Over by Cursed Streetcar in Tennallytown

Here is a crazy story from Tennallytown that we found in The Washington Post, printed on November 8th, 1896. A serious accident happened at Tennallytown about...
1947 Washington, D.C.

1947 View of the Capitol

We love streetcars and old photos of the Capitol Building. Here's one from 1947. Source: Jalopy Journal

Awesome 1880 Map of Washington Streetcars

This one is awesome. Check out the old map of the Washington streetcars from 1880. Source: Library of Congress
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More 1950s Footage of D.C. Streetcars

Here's another great video of the old D.C. streetcar system. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOCZOJh9zyo
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Excellent 1950s Video of 82 Streetcar Line

This is some really cool old footage. It shows the 82 streetcar line running from Eckington, heading through northeast, up to Mount Rainier, Hyattsville,...
This U.S. mail streetcar, owned and operated by the Capital Traction Company, was used to process and transport mail in Washington, DC.

Capital Traction Company U.S. Mail Streetcar

Can anyone identify the location of this photo? It was taken in 1900, showing a United States mail car. Source: Smithsonian By the way, you should...
streetcars on New York Ave. (Library of Congress)

Streetcars at 15th and New York Avenue

We love these old photos. This one shows streetcars waiting at 15th and New York Ave. NW, near the White House and Department of...
1936 streetcar map

New 1936 Streetcar Map

Look at this great route map we uncovered from 1936. This shows the major streetcar routes in 1936.
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Stolen Streetcar Taken on Joy Ride

What an awesome headline ... we have to share this one with GoDCers. On October 28th, 1957, the Washington Post reported on a bizarre incident,...
Walter Reed wreck

One Killed, 18 Injured in Walter Reed Streetcar Wreck

On October 13th, 1919, an out-of-control streetcar was traveling down Georgia Ave. NW, near Walter Reed, when it slammed into a military truck, instantly...
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Street scene, Pennsylvania Avenue." Here we see the tower of the Old Post Office as well as a number of vanished Washington landmarks including the Parker Bridget department store.

Pennsylvania Avenue, Frozen in Time (1919)

What an amazing shot of Pennsylvania Avenue from 1919. This captures much what is happening in the old video we posted from about a...
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Rare Film Footage of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1909

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmo1L6GA184 This is one of our best GoDCer contributions yet. Tom from Bethesda sent this over to share with everyone else. This was taken on...
streetcar entering Dupont Underground near end of construction in 1949 (theatlanticcities.com)

Dupont Circle Closed For One Year on Monday (1948)

I took a tour of the Dupont Underground yesterday, and I have to say, it's amazing. It's like to step back into 1955. If...
14th St. car barn under construction - August 2nd, 1907 (Washington Times)

Huge Car Barns of 14th St. Line to Cost $250,000

If you live north on 14th St. NW, surely you are familiar with this giant car barn, now converted to house Metrobuses. Below is an...
#1101 on fan trip at 7th Street & Florida - January 27th, 1962, the last day ever (source: Joe Testagrose collection)

Awesome Old Streetcar Photos … A Lot of Them

I stumbled across a great resource for streetcar photos. Check out the slide show below of some photos I pulled. The map below is the...
Aerial view in front of the Willard Hotel at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, showing pedestrians and rather dense traffic in autos and streetcars. - 1939

View of 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. From the Willard Hotel

I can spend two or three hours researching an in depth "Three Things..." or "If Walls Could Talk" post and ultimately end up with...