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Operator: El Paso Electric Railway
|El Paso Streetcar||Father Rahm Av. - S Santa Fe St. - E Franklin Av. - N Stanton St. - Glory Rd. - N Oregon St. - E Franklin Av. - N/S Kansas St. - Father Rahm Av. [Circular line, one direction]|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar line: 7.7 km. (single track)
- Mule/horse-drawn streetcars: 1882 – 1902.
- Electric streetcars (first generation): 11 Jan. 1902 – 4 May 1974.
- Interurban to Ysleta: 27 Aug. 1913 - 1926.
- Electric streetcars (second generation): 9 Nov. 2018 - today.
- All systems: 1435 mm.
- Jenkins, M. "The tramways of Mexico - Part 3: Tampico and El Paso - Juarez", Modern Tramway, Oct. 1974 (37: 442), p.334-339.
- Leinbach, H. El Paso Electric Company Transportation Division. San Antonio: Texas Division, Electric Railroaders Association, 1975.
- Simons, V. "El Paso’s streetcar resurrection", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2019 (82: 975), p.96-98.
- Simons, V. "Fall and rise of the El Paso streetcar", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug 2017 (80: 956), p.288-292.
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the El Paso / Juárez streetcar system.
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