Trolleys of New England
Southern New England
Trolleys in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island
From films taken between 1936 and 1962
A Production of the
Seashore Trolley Museum
B/W & Color
This video presents many of the trolley lines that ran in southern New England during the 1930s.
We start at New Haven, Connecticut to see the open cars in Yale Bowl Service in the 1930s. We head north to Hartford to see trolley operations in the capital city before conversion to buses in 1941. Check out an unusual freight move on the Glastonbury line. We also stop in New Britain in 1937 for the last day of streetcar operations.
We proceed north into Massachusetts for visits to Springfield, Worcester, Boston and New Bedford. We also see operations of the American Car Sprinkler Company, the Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company, the Grafton and Upton Railroad and the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway.
We then pay a brief visit to Providence, Rhode Island for a look at trolley operations there in the 1930s.
This video features black & white and color film in 8 and 16 mm., accompanied by music and narration.
This program runs for approximately 63 minutes.
This program is produced for the New England Electric Railway Historical Society Inc., owner and operator of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.
(c) 2000, NEERHS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No portion of this program may be used without the expressed written permission of the NEERHS.
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