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Private Trolley

March 2024
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The streetcar pictured on page 111 of your April issue is no ordinary trolley. It appears to be the open or summer party car Pacific built around 1897 for the Cincinnati Street Railway. It is a very rare style of car made for private excursions. The trips were bound by the system’s trackage, but in some cases it was possible to go out into the countryside via connecting trackage with suburban railways.

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