THE GS TRAM SITE

NORFOLK

VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES

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1945

VIDEO

YouTubeCA video - Norfolk streetcars - Length: 4:03 mins.

PHOTO

Norfolk streetcars

MAPS

Norfolk 1945 map

INSET: DOWNTOWN NORFOLK

Norfolk Downtown 1945 map

ABBREVIATIONS ON THE MAPS

HS Halifax Street LS Liberty Street



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

DISCONTINUATION DATES OF STREETCAR TRACKS BETWEEN 1945 AND 12 JULY 1948 (affected route designations in parentheses).


ROUTES

STREETCAR ROUTES

Operator: Virginia Electric & Power Co.

1 Naval Base City Hall - Monticello Av. [back: Granby St.] - Granby St. - 25th St. - Hampton Blvd. - Naval Base
2 Willoughby Spit via Granby City Hall - Monticello Av. [back: Granby St.] - Granby St. - Ocean View Av. - Willoughby Spit
3 Ocean View Main Line via Granby City Hall - Monticello Av. [back: Granby St.] - Granby St. - Ocean View Av.
4 Ocean View via Fairmount Park City Hall - Monticello Av. [back: Granby St.] - Granby St. - Fairmount Park - Chesapeake Blvd. - Ocean View Av.
5 South Norfolk Main Street - (Old) Berkley Bridge - Liberty Av. - South Norfolk (Bainbridge Blvd.)
6 Church - 18th Main Street - Church St. - 18th St.
7 Lamberts Point Main Street - Church St. - 25th St. - Lamberts Point
8 Riverview - RR Sttaion / Halifax & Liberty Riverview - Granby St. - Granby St. [back: Monticello Av.] - Main Street - [Union Station / ((Old) Berkley Bridge - Liberty Av. - Halifax St.)]

INTERURBAN ROUTES

(Gasoline-motor streetcars)

Operator: Norfolk Southern Railway

   Virginia Beach Union Station - Lynnhaven - Virginia Beach
   Cape Henry Union Station - Bayside - Cape Henry - Virginia Beach


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH



HISTORY

GAUGE


SOURCES

PRINT

WIKIS

WEB SITES


Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the Norfolk streetcar system.


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