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Streetcar City

DVD
29 min
2011
HE4491 .P68 S77 2011 DVD

Before there were automobiles, there were streetcars.

They provided cheap, comfortable public transportation, allowing people to work and play further from home. The streetcar lines formed the streets and neighborhoods that make up our cities today.

Streetcars ran in Eugene, Albany, Salem, Astoria and Klamath Falls. Portland had the nation's third-largest system, with over 100 miles of track and cable car lines steeper than San Francisco's.

Now, streetcars are making a comeback.

Narrator, Kim Cissell.

Distributed by Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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