Picture 28.

Birney safety car 116 rounds the Transfer House on its way from West or South Main Street to East Main in this 1920s view looking to the northeast.  Automobile traffic has begun to build, and the streetcars must share space with them.  In fact, the right front corner of this streetcar seems almost to be in contact with the automobile next to it; could this picture have been taken to document an accident?  Note the overhang of the front of the car body from the track.  Motorists often had difficulty estimating where the streetcar would be as it rounded a curve! Paul Stringham Collection from Stephen M. Scalzo


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