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The basics of 600-volt direct current motors propelling the vehicles remain true through the entire trolley era, says Ken Rucker, director of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
"The basics of 600-volt direct current motors propelling the vehicles remain true through the entire trolley era," says Ken Rucker, director of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
In the earliest street cars the motorman only used his hands to start and stop. Later models included foot pedals, says Ken Rucker of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
In the earliest street cars the motorman only used his hands to start and stop. Later models included foot pedals, says Ken Rucker of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The early 1900s saw the boon of street car travel, including new technologies like foot pedals, in the Washington area and around the country. (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
The early 1900s saw the boon of street car travel, including new technologies like foot pedals, in the Washington area and around the country. (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Since street cars were largely operated with foot pedals, for years operators could make change at the same time (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
Since street cars were largely operated with foot pedals, for years operators could make change at the same time (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
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Due to a ban on overhead trolley wires in Manhattan and downtown DC, some streetcars got power from a conduit in between the rails (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
Due to a ban on overhead trolley wires in Manhattan and downtown DC, some streetcars got power from a conduit in between the rails (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Streetcar Hall at the National Capital Trolley Museum affords a look at several models in a single building (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
Streetcar Hall at the National Capital Trolley Museum affords a look at several models in a single building (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
In the early 1900s, seats were made of rattan. Frayed rattan sometimes caught and tore passengers clothing (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
In the early 1900s, seats were made of rattan. Frayed rattan sometimes caught and tore passengers' clothing (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
The final street cars to run through the Washington area in 1962 had seats made of vinyl, says Ken Rucker of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOPNeal Augenstein)
The final street cars to run through the Washington area in 1962 had seats made of vinyl, says Ken Rucker of the National Capital Trolley Museum (WTOP/Neal Augenstein)
Celebrity Weddings

Celebrity Weddings

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New Zoo Additions

New Zoo Additions

Check out the growing red panda cubs born at the Smithsonian.
2014 Celebrity Deaths

2014 Celebrity Deaths

Here is a photographic look at celebrities who have died in 2014.
Billy Joel's Beach House

Billy Joel's Beach House

Billy Joel recently sold his beach house at the Hamptons.
Click on the image above to see it at its original size.

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