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Staten Island trolley
Richmond Light & Railroad ran this trolley line from Port Richmond to South Beach, Staten Island (c. 1908).

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
The Richmond Hill line, Myrtle Avenue, Queens, sometime in the late 1940s.

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
Overhead trolley wire was prohibited in Manhattan below 125th Street. This Third Avenue Railway System "Peter Witt" type car used an underground conduit for power. This car is one of seventy-four that TARS built in its own shops between 1936 and 1938.

MTA NYCT Facts & Figures
What is this Bronx trolley doing in San Diego, California? During World War II, New York City's spare transit equipment was sold to Pacific Coast cities to help them transport defense workers.

Early Transportation Methods
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