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VINTAGE POINT: Clang, clang, clang went the trolley

An old shot looking west along Grand River shows the interurban tracks that once ran through downtown Farmington.

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Vintage Point

Electrical substation once served interurban

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but one of the most interesting things I read about and study with history is electric interurban lines. Although many of them did not last very long, they were still an important part of transportation history. 147 more words

Indiana: Hendricks County

Hendricks County (pop. 145,448) is west of Indianapolis and Marion County. It has been growing steadily since 1950, when its population was 24,594.

It’s the only Hendricks County – named for William Hendricks (1782-1850), who was governor of Indiana when the county was formed. 217 more words

Indiana

TURN OF THE CENTURY IN A GERMAN AMERICAN TOWN

PART 2 – CEDARBURG – A GERMAN AMERICAN FARM TOWN AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY

contents ©2016 by Harold Pfohl

The advances that had been made across the upper Midwest and West of the United States over the latter half of the 19th century resulted in profound changes for the small German-American farming community of Cedarburg as well. 1,469 more words

Cuba's Hershey Train: the last interurban railway

Last week, my partner-in-crime and I escaped to Cuba for a short vacation. Eschewing the all-inclusive resorts at Varadero, we decided to spend our time in Havana instead. 1,126 more words

Travels

Special Event - Interurban Fans - 9/13/16

transcribed from Railspot’s Facebook announcement of 8/25/2016:

The official premiere of the new TEXAS ELECTRIC RAILWAY program is Tuesday evening, September 13th at the EVENT 1013 center located at 1013 E. 579 more words

Texas

Off my trolley - Southern Pacific San Fernando Valley branch

Not quite ‘Off my trolley’ but in the vicinity.  Some while back I looked at the Pacific Electric station at North Hollywood as a potential modular layout.  623 more words

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