Metropolitan Railroad

Metropolitan Railroad

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Metropolitan Railroad was the second streetcar company to operate in Washington, D.C. It was incorporated and started operations in 1864, running from the Capitol to the War Department and along H Street NW in downtown. It added lines on 9th Street NW, on 4th Street SW/SE, along Connecticut Avenue to Dupont Circle, to Georgetown, to Mt. Pleasant and north along Georgia Avenue. In the late 19th Century it was purchased by the Washington Traction and Electric Company and on February 4, 1902 became a part of the Washington Railway and Electric Company. The Metropolitan Railroad Company, was incorporated on July 1, 1864 two years after the Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company. It opened two lines. One from the Capitol to the War Department at 14th and I Streets NW and a second along H Street NW from Massachusetts Avenue NW to 17th Street NW. When it started, it used two-horse cars, but in 1865 it switched to smaller cars pulled by one horse.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135941097
  • 9786135941098