HOUSTON STREETCAR HISTORY PAGES

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Houston had streetcars!  Long before freeways crisscrossed the city, most Houstonians got around on the trolley.  At its peak in the 1920's, the system encompassed two dozen routes operating over 90 miles of track.   Now gone with hardly a trace, few realize the important role it played in the development of modern Houston.

Be sure to check the link below if you want more information about "Houston Electric," a book which covers the history of the Bayou City's streetcars in more depth.


Photos

History

Tokens & Tickets

Galveston-Houston Interurban

The WWII Shuttle Train

"Houston Electric" the book. How to Order.

Houston Streetcar Links


Get an authentic piece of Houston trolley history FREE!

The Nickel Pass was a special fare program used on Houston trolleys and buses in the late 1920s and early 30s. We have a small number of these rare passes for sale, and you can get one free with the purchase of the Houston Electric book. See our Ordering page for details.

Contact Information

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Last updated 09/22/10