Rhode Island Trolleys

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Overview
This collection of mailable, vintage-photograph postcards celebrates one of the richest and most modern trolley systems in all of New England. In 1865, a horsecar line began providing service from Market Square in Providence to Olneyville. The evolution from horse-drawn cars pulled along a track to the electrification of the system took many years. By 1895, almost all horse-drawn cars were replaced by a robust electric trolley network of routes reaching all parts of the state. By 1954, electrified trolleys were in decline and were being replaced with gasoline-powered buses. Little remains but some images of the once beloved trolley system and its importance to those who depended on it.
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ISBN: 9781467102483
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Rhode Island
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 200
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Author
Joseph and Janice Soares are lifelong residents of Rhode Island and have authored several other books regarding Rhode Island’s rich past. Preserving Rhode Island’s past for future generations has become a passion for both, and they are honored to contribute in bringing the story of Rhode Island’s trolleys into focus. All the images are from the authors’ personal collection.
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