Tag: trolley

WOW. This exists? I have to go see this! Underneath Washington, DC is an abandoned tunnel that used to carry trolleys from above ground to underground in order to alleviate traffic congestion on surface streets. The tunnels were built in the 1940s and then abandoned except for a short stint as a food court in […]

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Here’s a photo of the trolley stop in passenger operation sometime before 1935 when the trolley closed permanently. It’d be great to bring the trolley back to Midtown. UPDATE: The photo was taken around 1889.

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I’ve posted about the Murray Hill Tunnel Station before¬†and last night I got a chance to see it up close in person. It’s a relic of the past from when the Park Avenue Tunnel, which stretches from about 34th Street to 39th Street, was used as a trolley tunnel exclusively¬†(from 1870 to 1935). Today, the […]

A time when mass transit in LA may have served a more noble purpose than its modern equivalent.