INSET: CENTRAL TAMPA
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Operator: Tampa Electric Company
|C||Columbus Drive||Franklin & Whiting - Franklin St. - Highland Av. [back: Tampa St.] - Columbus Dr. - 22nd St. - Broadway|
|F||Fair Oaks||Mallory Docks - Franklin St. - Central Av. - Kay St. - Nebraska Av. - Broadway - 22nd St. - Columbus Dr. - 29th St. - 30th St. - Hillsborough Av.|
|G||Grand Central||Post Office - Lafayette St. [Kennedy Blvd.] - Memorial Highway [Kennedy Blvd.] - Albany Av. - Howard Av. - Main St. - Armenia Av. - Chestnut St. - MacFarlane Park|
|H||Hyde Park||Post Office - Lafayette St. [Kennedy Blvd.] - Hyde Park Av. - Swann Av. - Bayshore Blvd. - Howard Av.|
|N||Nebraska Avenue||Franklin & Whiting - Franklin St. - Jefferson St. - Columbus Dr. - Morgan St. - Floribraska Av. - Nebraska Av. - Osborne Av.|
|P||Port Tampa||Post Office - Lafayette St. [Kennedy Blvd.] - Hyde Park Av. - Swann Av. - Bayshore Blvd. - Port Tampa|
|R||Ross Avenue||Gomez St. - Ivy St. - Armenia Av. - St. Louis St. - Howard Av. - Main St. - Franklin St. - Highland Av. [back: Tampa St.] - Ross Av. - 11th Av. - 12th Av. - 22nd St. - Broadway|
|S||Sulphur Springs||Franklin & Whiting - Franklin St. - Highland Av. [back: Tampa St.] - Tampa St. - Buffalo Av. [Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.] - Central Av. - Sulphur Springs|
|T||Tampa Heights||Franklin & Whiting - Franklin St. - Oak Av. - 8th Av. - Broadway - 22nd St. - [Chapin St.] / [Durham St. - 26th St. - Stuart St.]|
|U||Union Station - Gary||Post Office - Franklin St. - Twiggs St. - Union Station - Nebraska Av. - Broadway - 36th St.|
|W||West Tampa||West Tampa (Armenia Av.) - Laurel St. - Henderson Av. - 6th Av. - Broadway - 22nd St.|
NB: The one-letter route designation codes used above are for convenience only, and were not used by the operators
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- Streetcar lines: 85 km.
- Steam streetcars: 1885-1893.
- Electric streetcars (1st generation): 1893 - 3 Aug. 1946.
- Electric streetcars (2nd generation): 19 Oct. 2002 - today.
- Streetcars (1st generation): 1435 mm.
- Streetcars (2nd generation): 1435 mm.
- Simons, V. "Tampa and TECO: Community-based streetcar operations", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2014 (77: 919), p.283-286.
- Taplin, M. "Tampa: The streetcars have come back", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2003 (66: 786), p.214-216.
- Kane, M. "Tampa's Trolleys: Innovation, Demise, and Rediscovery", Sunland Tribune, 2018 (Vol.30, Article No.6), p.31-43.
Also, many thanks to Mr Russell Powers of Lone Tree, CO, USA, for kindly sending me information and documents concerning the history of the Tampa streetcar system.
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