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Off my trolley - redux - interurban branchlines - 1

This post has always been popular, too….

A good, if rather conventional, place to start with interurban layouts, is the conventional branch line.  Some electric railroads were no more than a branch line in total.  484 more words

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Off my trolley - redux - streetcars and trolley layouts

As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago.  I’ve updated them a little, too.  621 more words

Inspiration

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

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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