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Derek Carter's Lisbon and Hiroshima Journey

MAY 6, 2023 — Derek Carter will present “Vintage Trolleys of Lisbon and Hiroshima”, featuring photos he took on trips in 2001 and 2005. Lisbon continues to operate several dozen 2-axle trolleys originally built in the 1930s. Meanwhile, the Hiroshima Electric Railway is known as “The Moving Streetcar Museum” for its eclectic collection of historic trolleys acquired from all over Japan and still running in regular service.


Massachusetts Horsecar History

Cambridge and Boston Horsecar

New to our site, download a free PDF copy of "Hourly Coaches, Omnibuses, and Horse Railroads: A History of Horse-Drawn Transit in Massachusetts" by Thomas J. Humphrey! Click below to view and download now.

FEATURED PHOTO: MBTA Trackless Trolley No. 4110 lays over at Waverley Square in Belmont, MA on its final night of service, March 12, 2022; RTS No. 0309 makes a cameo appearance in the background. Photo © Mike Prescott.