Sunday, August 31, 2008

Historic Interurban Rail Cars

I discovered a blogger out of London, UK that wrote about the old US Interurban systems and included some great historical photos of some rail cars that would be pretty need to see today. Rather than copy them, I thought I'd just provide a direct link to this blog so that you can enjoy the history.

Unlike some US Interurban rail systems, the Greater Vancouver Interurban from Chilliwack to Vancouver ran successfully and profitably from the early 1900's to the 1950's. It was only when passenger cars became popular and plentiful did we see this vitial rail system destroyed in the name of "progress". Enjoy the great photographs.

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