Electric Ride
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:35AM
Timebinder in COMMERCE

Once again, indulge my fascination with streetcars: the Woodland Heights trollies of the Springfield Traction Company that took over services in Springfield, Missouri in 1895. Had I lived in an era when streetcars were ubiquitous, no doubt my romantic notions would be tempered by the reality that they were dirty, noisy and uncomfortable, only preferable to shank's mare if you had a way to go, but they sure do look cute in miniature running around my Christmas tree dinging merrily! Certainly, in my own time, smelly diesel city buses were hardly my idea of the way to go, but you get the idea – time and distance trump reality.

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