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Haddington horse-drawn street car, 1876

Haddington horse-drawn street car, 1876

Prior to buses and trolleys, a number of horse-drawn street cars were operated in and around Philadelphia. These were essentially horse-drawn carriages that ran on rails to create a smoother ride. This photo shows the last day of the Haddington horse-drawn street car in 1876 at 66th Street and Haverford Road.  Many of the horse-drawn street cars became trolley lines, some of which still operate to this day.

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