|Above: YouTubeCA video - The LightRail in Norfolk, Virginia 2019 - Length: 11:00 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - The Tide Light Rail System - Norfolk, VA - Length: 5:47 mins.|
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LIGHT RAIL ROUTE
Operator: Hampton Roads Transit
|TLR||Tide Light Rail||EVMC / Fort Norfolk - Monticello - Civic Plaza - NSU - Ingleside Rd. - Newtown Rd.|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Light rail line: 11.9 km.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: 12 Aug. 1870 – 1894/95.
- Electric streetcars (1st generation): 16 Oct. 1894 - 12 July 1948.
- Interurbans: (steam) 1902 - 1904; (electric) 1902 - 1935; (gasoline): 1935 - June 1948
- LRT: 19 Aug. 2011 - today.
- Streetcars (1st generation): 1588 mm. and (until 1919 (?)) also 1435 mm.
- Interurban (electric, later gasoline): 1435 mm.
- LRT: 1435 mm.
- Carter, J.M. "Norfolk, Virginia: Turning the tide", Tramways & Urban Transit, Nov. 2009 (72: 863), p.424-425.
- Simons, V. "The Tide has turned in Norfolk", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2012 (75: 895), p.259-261.
- Hays, J. "A look at Norfolk's streetcars before The Tide", The Virginian Pilot, 19 Aug. 2016.
- Map of old Norfolk Streetcar System - it must have been so easy to get around!
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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