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LRV's (Light Rail Vehicles) - The Modern Trolley Gives New Life To A Once Great Industry


Trolleys Are Reappearing in Many North American Cities

The street railway industry has almost come full circle. It has seen its high and low, and is now on the upswing again. Trolley lines are being built once more, by city and regional transit authorities, in various parts of the United States and Canada.

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A modern "Type 7" Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) picks up passengers at the Woodland Station, in Newton, Massachusetts, on the Boston MBTA's suburban, high speed Riverside line.   (Photo by Rick Russell)

The modern trolleys that are being built today, are called LRV’s or Light Rail Vehicles. It has been re-discovered, that trolleys can move large groups of people, very rapidly and efficiently, from one place to another. Also, Light Rail Vehicles (trolleys) produce very little noise or air pollution.

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A "Type 7" Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) negotiates the turning loop, at the Riverside Terminal of the MBTA, in Newton, Massachusetts, in preparation to begin a trip over the high-speed line, and into the downtown Boston "Green Line" subway.   (Photo by Rick Russell)

THANKS, for visiting "The Trolley Stop" at "trolleystop.com".  I hope you have enjoyed your ride, through the history of the trolley era, and that you have learned how important trolleys once were to everyday life. 

There will be future updates to this site.   Please stop back and check our progress.  And, don't forget to click on the "Transfer Station" link below, to see a listing of other trolley and transit relate web sites.

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