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"Clang, clang, clang!" went Charlotte's trolley

Trolley Car

Streetcars or trolleys first appeared in Charlotte in 1887 as a mule-drawn operation. In 1891, The Charlotte Consolidated Construction Company, commonly known as the Four C's, contracted with the Edison Electric Company to install an electric trolley system. This mode of transportation connected Charlotte's various neighborhoods and remained popular until the advent of automobiles and buses. In March of 1938, streetcar No. 85 became the last trolley to run on the streets of Charlotte. In 2007 it was added to the Charlotte Trolley Museum.

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