Richmond Makes Trolley History

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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