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Ricmond Trolley Company in the News

Friday, November 25th, 2011

We are very grateful for the warm reception we have been getting here in Richmond. Thank you to the local media for helping us spread the word as we get ready for our first tours!

Open Source with Will Snyder on WRIR Radio – Click to Listen to the Podcast
“Richmond Trolley Rolls from Past into Future” by Alix Bryan on Richmond.com – Click to read the article
“Trolley to make a rebirth in Richmond” by Karen Graham of the Far West End Examiner – Click to read the article

First Richmond Trolley & Conductor

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Photo from the Richmond Times Dispatch archives of the first Richmond Trolley and it’s conductor in 1888. The paper published a retrospective article in 1935 about the history of the Trolley, writing:
“Many men and women are living who vividly recall that day in 1888 when a queer-looking little car started on its way over Richmond streets. It scared old ladies and frightened dogs. But the success of that undertaking marked the first definite stride in the development of electric railway transportation in America.”

Richmond Makes Trolley History

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The first electric trolley lines in the country were established in Richmond in 1888. From the Richmond Times Dispatch, May 4, 1888:

“Yesterday the cars were run regularly and very satisfactorily and greatly to the delight of the residents of that section who had long waited impatiently for the appearance in the midst of the horseless cars. When the cars did come there were crowds on the streets to bid them welcome, to compliment their beauty and to marvel at the manner of their running without either mules or dummies.”

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