Vintage Streetcar images.

unstable_rider

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Apr 2, 2017
28
USA Minnesota
Paul


Once upon a time, many major cities had streetcars or light gauge rail for "commuting". At some point in time, most of them were removed and the original rails disappeared. There is indeed a trend now to bring some of that back.



A Streetcar line was restored in Minneapolis some time ago. They have two cars, one is largely made of wood, while the other is primarily steel. It runs over a few miles of restored track and costs just $2.00 to take a ride. They have even reproduced the original tokens (above).





The service-personnel dress in period-correct uniforms and are volunteers as I understand.




Another one of those attractions local to me that I never took the time to go enjoy. One day last summer I finally got over there. I rode each of the two cars and had a great time!












The older streetcar below that is largely furnished in wood has a wood burning stove to heat the passenger area.

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The interior of the metal-constructed car has original works of advertising for local businesses from back in the day.

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The interior shots were taken with my Fuji XE-1 and the Fuji 16mm F/1.4 lens.
Some of the more distant outdoor shots I used the same camera with the Fuji 35mm F/2.0 lens.

Thanks for looking!

~ Paul
 

bs1946

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Mar 12, 2016
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In the late 60s, the entire Boston T system still used metal cars like the one in your photos. l also rode them often in the late 80s on the light rail system that runs in Pittsburgh and the southern part of Allegheny County.

We have a trolly museum, not far from where we live. They have about 15 cars in various stages of restoration along with a couple of small railroad engines and cabooses. There are about six cars that they run on their small line on the museum's property throughout the summer.

 

Britanica

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Sep 22, 2016
43
Britanica
Really like that set and the history behind these streetcars. You got some really nice shots in there!
 

unstable_rider

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Apr 2, 2017
28
USA Minnesota
Paul
Thank you, Britanica.

It served as a reminder to me that sometimes there are cool targets close to home that I have long overlooked.

I have traveled farther and come home with so much less!
 

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