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Electric Railways Collection
Description: By 1900, most major cities in Ohio had electric railways connecting the downtowns of the cities with the suburbs. This electric railcar has a sign reading "Delaware Marion LOCAL." Prior to the electric railway, urban transportation systems ran with cars pulled by teams of horses. By the 1890s, cities around the nation began to replace horse-drawn trolleys and cable cars with electric cars. Some were later incorporated into extensive interurban railways that carried passengers between major cities. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SC1164_001
Subjects: Transportation; Electric railroads; Street railroads; City and town life;
Places: Delaware (Ohio); Delaware County (Ohio); Marion (Ohio); Marion County (Ohio)