DCT DC Transit PCC Streetcar Trolley #1506 1961 35mm Original Kodachrome Slide

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Seller: folkopoly ✉️ (4,763) 100%, Location: River Forest, Illinois, US, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 126350844543 DCT DC Transit PCC Streetcar Trolley #1506 1961 35mm Original Kodachrome Slide. This auction is for one DCT DC Transit PCC Streetcar Trolley #1506 1961 35mm Original Kodachrome Slide Subject: DCT DC Transit PCC Streetcar Trolley #1506 Location: Washington, DC (Route 40 - Columbia Road - Avenue U) Date: September 1961 Photographer: Jeffrey L. Wien This is slide EBB775 in our internal filing system From the Wikipedia: Streetcars in Washington, D.C. transported people across the city and region from 1862 until 1962. The first streetcars in Washington, D.C., were horse-drawn and carried people short distances on flat terrain; but the introduction of cleaner and faster electric streetcars, capable of climbing steeper inclines, opened up development of the hilly terrain north of the old city and in Anacostia into streetcar suburbs. Several of the district's streetcar lines were extended into Maryland, and two Virginia lines crossed into the district, effectively expanding the urban population from a dense downtown core into today's Washington metropolitan area. The city experimented briefly with cable cars, but by the beginning of the 20th century, the streetcar system was fully electrified. By 1901, a series of mergers dubbed the "Great Streetcar Consolidation" had gathered most local transit firms into two major companies: Capital Traction Company and Washington Railway and Electric Company. In 1933, a second consolidation brought all streetcars under one company, Capital Transit. Over the next decades, the streetcar system shrank amid the growing usage of the automobile and pressure to switch to buses. After a strike in 1955, the company changed ownership and became DC Transit, with explicit instructions to switch to buses. The system was dismantled in the early 1960s; the last streetcar ran on January 28, 1962. Today, some streetcars, car barns, trackage, stations, and rights-of-way exist in various states of usage. Visible remnants of tracks and conduit remain intact in the centers of O and P Streets NW between 33rd and 35th Streets NW in Georgetown. Remnants of tracks and conduit also remain visible near at an M Street door of the Georgetown Car Barn. This slide is being sold as-is, in the condition as shown in our listing photographs. It does not include any copyright. The proceeds from this auction will help fund the Trolley Dodger blog (www.thetrolleydodger.com), including research for our next transit history book. Payments may be made using any acceptable eBay payment method. Your prompt payment is greatly appreciated. If you win more than one listing, drop us a line, and we will invoice you with combined shipping (on domestic orders). Combined shipping may not be available on orders sent via eBay Global Shipping outside the US. We do not accept returns, except in those cases where the item received does not match the listing, or is received damaged. We are not offering a Best Offer or Buy It Now on this listing. We are listing it with a very reasonable $5 starting price and will not end the auction early. The high bidder at the end of the listing wins. Shipping within the United States is via USPS Ground Advantage. S&H costs $5.00 USD. We use eBay Global Shipping outside the US and the cost varies. All items will be mailed securely in a cardboard envelope so that your slide will not arrive bent. All our shipments include tracking. Look out for our other listings, as we will be offering many more top-quality slides in the future.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Slides
  • Featured Refinements: Trolleys
  • Film Type: Kodachrome
  • Railroad Name: DC Transit
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Modified Item: No

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