End of streetcar Service in Roanoke, VA

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End of streetcar Service in Roanoke, VA

Postby Lady Penelope » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:16 am

Hi guys, a buddy of mine, who used to live in Roanoke, VA many years ago, wants to know when the Roanoke streetcar service ended. I did some research for him and came up with 1940 when the Roanoke Street Railway was abandoned. He told me that was not it. Then I found another possible name, the Roanoke Railway & Light Company, but I cannot find any info for that line. Can someone shed some light on when regular streetcar service ended in Roanoke, VA? Thanks in advance.
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Re: End of streetcar Service in Roanoke, VA

Postby CarterB » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:17 pm

"On July 31, 1948, streetcar service to the area was abandoned, which also marked the end of streetcar transit altogether within the city of Roanoke" Dalmas, James E.. "Chapter 3: Streetcar Routes and the Development of Roanoke: Raleigh Court Line". The Street Railways of Roanoke, Virginia 1887-1948. Roanoke, VA: Historical Society of Western Virginia. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0971053162.
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http://mysite.verizon.net/samlad/StRwy/PhotoAlbum.htm
http://members.cox.net/kclintonroa/Streetcars.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roanokepub ... 891837115/
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