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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Horse car #87, Portland, ca. 1885

Horse car #87, Portland, ca. 1885

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Seashore Trolley Museum

Passenger Cars

Horse car

An early mode of public transportation was the horse car. Horse cars were often open cars, drawn by horses or mules.

It is interesting to note that the cars rode on tracks.

With the advent of electricity, horse cars were replaced by trolley cars with electric motors.


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