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The First Rhode Island Electric Trolleys Woonsocket and Newport

The First Rhode Island Electric Trolleys Woonsocket and Newport

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Newport in the spring of 1889 became the first Rhode Island community to use electric trolleys for mass transportation, but not without protest from the ...

A trolley system was first used in Woonsocket, but it was more for amusement and lasted only a few months. This photograph of a later electric trolley shows ...

Electric trolleys and horse-drawn carriages at Easton's Beach in Newport, circa 1890s (Providence Public Library Digital Collections)

IT WAS LEASED BY THE RHODE ISLAND CO. IN 1911. THE LINE WAS ABANDONED IN 1920.

RHODE ISLAND SUBURBAN OPERATED LINES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BLACKSTONE RIVER.

NUMBER 1297 WAS BUILT BY THE RHODE ISLAND CO. IN 1911 AND SOLD TO THE WARWICK RY IN DECEMBER 1949. TWO DUPLICATES WERE BUILT IN 1904 AND 1905.

Connections with the Newport & Wickford and Narragansett Pier RR allowed steam road freight cars to move over the Sea View pulled by the box-motor.

NOTE THE TRACKLESS TROLLEY WHICH REPLACED THE RAIL CARS IN THE LATE 1940s.

CAR FOR KENT HEIGHTS ON FOX POINT BOULEVARD, PROVIDENCE.

RUSSELL SWEEPER NUMBER 103 IS AT THE NORTH MAIN STREET CAR BARN IN OCTOBER 1938.

AT THE NEW HAVEN INTERCHANGE AT SOUTH AUBURN DURING A FAN TRIP.

Trolley at Riverside on the line to the Amusement Park at Crescent Park, 1910 (Providence Public Library Digital Collections)

NUMBER 2113 IS A 41 FOOT LONG SAFETY CAR.

The car was painted ornate green and red, with the name of the line painted on the dasher and side (R. L. Wonson Collection)

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Two street car conductors standing at the front of a horse-drawn trolley. One is holding the reins to the two horses that pull the trolley, and both men are ...

CAR 655 WAS BUILT BY NEWBURYPORT IN 1898 , THE FIRST ON THE SYSTEM WITH VESTIBULES. IT WAS REBUILT WITH A DIFFERENT NUMBER

This is engine #4, the second one named Narragansett, built in 1891 and in service until it was retired in 1926

REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE BUILT IN 1908 BY WESTERLY & WATCH HILL ELECTRIC RAILWAY.

OF KINGSTON, N.Y. THE PLOW WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN FEBRUARY 1901 AND NOT REPLACED. REPORTEDLY THE FIRST ROTARY PLOW IN NEW ENGLAND.

Northern Rhode Island Area Map

THE LARGEST SYSTEM WAS THE RHODE ISLAND COMPANY WHICH OPERATED 320.6 MILES OF FIRST TRACK IN 1910. IT WAS OWNED BY THE NEW HAVEN.

ROTARY PLOW BUILT FOR THE UNION RAILROAD IN 1899 BY THE PECKHAM MOTOR TRUCK & WHEEL CO. OF KINGSTON, N.Y. THE PLOW WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN FEBRUARY 1901 ...

Maps and Details on the Interurbans Systems in New York and New England. Providence Trolley Tunnel

The Story Behind Rhode Island's Most Important Legal Case: Trevett v. Weeden in 1786

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An R-Line bus in downtown Providence

The Warren Depot on the Providence, Warren & Bristol Line c.1908

From Early Turnpikes to the Stagecoaches - Online Review of Rhode Island History

La Langue, La Foi, et La Patrie: The Arrival of the Franco-Americans - Online Review of Rhode Island History

RHODE ISLAND WAS KNOWN FOR BUILDING LOCOMOTIVES IN 1899 WHEN

Newport Gardner: From Slave to Musical Composer - Online Review of Rhode Island History

A NEW HAVEN RAILROAD 4-4-0 PULLS A PASSENGER TRAIN ACROSS THE NARROWS AT TIVERTON ON ITS. WAY TO NEWPORT. RHODE ISLAND ...

A counterweight grip car eases a four-wheel East Side electric car down College Street into Market Square, where it will turn the electric loose to continue ...

The headquarters in Woonsocket for L'Union St. Jean Baptiste d'Amerique, a fraternal society composed exclusively of French-speaking former Canadians ...

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A group of trolleys ascends College Street. Image from All Aboard: The History of Mass Transportation in Rhode island by Scott Molloy, Ph.D. (1998).

Old State House – Providence

Book Review: Dark Work, The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island - Online Review of Rhode Island History

The horsecar enterprise, however, was an urban system that operated within a few miles of downtown Providence ...

What became the ...

MANY OF THE LOCOMOTIVES BUILT BY RHODE ISLAND WERE PHOTOGRAPHED ON

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A tourist trolley at Gateway Center on the #67 route

PPAC. Sheila Sanna · Rhode Island is the Best .

The DC Darlings Travel Guide: Newport, RI - the DC darlings Newport, Rhode

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RHODE ISLAND COMPANY CAR ON THE PAWTUXET VALLEY ELECTRIC VIADUCT.

Father of “12 Years a Slave” Protagonist Hailed from North Kingstown

Rhode Island's Last Civil War Veteran: An Irishman - Online Review of Rhode Island History

The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored) During the Civil War - Online Review of Rhode Island History

God, War, and Providence Book Review - Online Review of Rhode Island History

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Some Recent Rhode Island History Books for Your Reading Pleasure - Online Review of Rhode Island History

President Roosevelt, in the front passenger seat, reviews cadets on the grounds of the

CCC Leo Caisse Discharge Papers 1937 - Online Review of Rhode Island History

FOR ABOUT 450 PHOTOS OF RHODE ISLAND LOCOMOTIVES

NPRR engine #1, called the Narragansett, built in 1876 and in service until 1891.

Banner from the cover page of Ship's Log of the Dolphin, Rising Sun, Fame and William, Warren, R.I., commencing June 17, 1795 (Rhode Island Historical ...

Nathaniel Jenks House, West End [An Illustrated History of Pawtucket, Ce…

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c-1908 NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND City Hall Trolley Leighton postcard 1177

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House at 25 Pope Street in Newport, originally constructed around 1810 but greatly altered;

Top: Downtown Providence skyline and the Providence River from the Point Street Bridge; Middle

Peter Harrison, Newport's Master Colonial Architect - Online Review of Rhode Island History

The Rhode Island Labor Day Yearbook featured this cover in 1898.

AN EARLY BUILDER'S CARD

Unknown Lunch Wagon, Crawford Street Bridge, Providence, Rhode Island

Woonsocket, RI

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“So Neare As We May Judge:” Jury Duty in Early Rhode Island - Online Review of Rhode Island History

Newport. Newport Rhode Island ...

Rhode Island's Italian-American Political Pioneers - Online Review of Rhode Island History

The Albion Beacon was an iconic flashing traffic signal that's been missing from the intersection since · Rhode Island ...

Top Ten Turning Points in Rhode Island's History

Golf Star Michelle Wie Looking Hot!! 2018 Kingsmill Geico Championship LPGA Tournament

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The Touro Synagogue

Top 10 Early Rhode Island History Books - Online Review of Rhode Island History

STEEL VIADUCT 855 FEET LONG BUILT IN 1898 OVER TWO STEAM RAILROADS. - THE PAWTUXET VALLEY BRANCH (LEFT) AND THE HARTFORD LINE (RIGHT). RHODE ISLAND ...

Narragansett Rhode Island, Newport Rhode Island, Cranston Rhode Island, Waterfire Providence, Rhode

A road in South Kingstown.

Pittsburgh Steelers Make Rhode Island Their Summer Home, 1964 to 1966

Walter Massie, a Remarkable Wireless Radio Pioneer

The Rhode Island Labor Day Yearbook featured this cover in 1898.

A detail of a map from Comte de Lauberdière's diary showing Wood Castle of the Sakonnet River in the lower left and the landing sites marked (lower left and ...

Newport Bridge in Rhode Island, spanning Narragansett Bay.

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Invitation to workers and their families to participate in the Labor Day parade for 1895.

CAR FOR KENT HEIGHTS ON FOX POINT BOULEVARD, PROVIDENCE.

To meet a large influx of new recruits, the Navy chose to put the overflow

TIMETABLE MAP - NUMBERS REFER TO TABLES IN THE TIMETABLE