Electric Trolley

Electric Trolley (HMFUY)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.024', W 77° 26.171'

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In 1888, Richmond built the first commercially successful electric trolley system in the world.

The tops of the new cars were connected to an electrical line called a "troller" and thus became known as "trolleys."

Richmond's horse-drawn carriage line was replaced in May 1888 with a trolley system powered by electricity generated at this end of the Haxall Canal. The streetcars ran for 60 years before giving way to buses and cars.
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284745 N 4156872
Decimal Degrees37.53373333, -77.43618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.024', W 77° 26.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 1.44" N, 77° 26' 10.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1199 E Byrd St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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