Off my trolley – streetcars and trolley layouts – repost



Whilst we’re on holiday this week, I’ll repost the all-time top four posts on the blog. Still the most popular post is this one trolley layouts.  If it’s so popular, why don’t we see more layouts???

Again we need a cultural translation here: trolley = streetcar = tram.  Streetcars tended to be smaller that the big interurbans running between towns.  But you could find an interurban winding its way through the city traffic on its way to the city terminal.

What is missing from a trolley layout is extensive freight operations.  Freight cars might be seen on inner city tracks, but this was not common.  What you might see is a freight motor (in the UK think the Southern Region Motor Luggage Van) moving small quantities of freight around.  But the passenger service is intense, although it will consist of a single coach, or perhaps two.  (Having said all this, there…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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