Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car - 1902


Portland Streetcar #16, a Former Horse Car

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All of Portland's streetcars were originally horse-drawn, beginning with Ben Holliday's first car along Front Street in 1872. His popular vehicles were stored at his barn at Southeast Grand and Morrison, where fresh horses were rotated in to keep the cars moving. As electric power gradually replaced the horses, the older cars were adapted with motors and connections to the overhead lines. The last horse-drawn streetcars ran in 1892, ten years before this photo was taken. The side of this car indicates that it was part of the Portland Consolidated Street Railway Company. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0460
Photographer Unknown
Location Portland, Multnomah County
Subject Trains, Railroads, Streetcars
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Snapshot
Size of Original 3.0 x 3.9 inches
Photographer's Number No