streetcars

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 check out this awesome old film of a mail streetcar...
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 Treasury.
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.
Clayton Morgan, Jr.

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, where a man took a streetcar for an illegal joyride on...
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 killing one passenger on the truck and injuring countless others. Below is...
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 decade earlier. UPDATE: We received a great tip and link from GoDCer...
Pennsylvania Ave. film footage

Rare Film Footage of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1909

This is one of our best GoDCer contributions yet. Tom from Bethesda sent this over to share with everyone else. This was taken on Pennsylvania Ave. NW between 10th and 11th St. Watch the whole thing...
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 you haven’t done it, you really should. You may or may not...
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 article from the Washington Times, published on June 2nd, 1907. From...
#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 transit map for Washington in 1948. Click on it for a...
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