Category Archives: street railways

Grow, Preserve, Eat—York County and food

From the time the first humans walked the productive soil of what is now York County, Pa., food has been grown, preserved and happily eaten here. Here a few examples from our history: One of my recent York Sunday News … Continue reading

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The kiosk in York’s square endures

Nearly a year ago I wrote a York Sunday News column and several blog posts about the travels of the 19th century cigar store figure, Punch, up and down and all around the northwest quadrant of York’s Continental Square. Punch … Continue reading

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York Motorman Goes from Horse-Drawn “Chariots” to Buses

The trolley car was an important step in the evolution of transportation in York County and many other areas. You find a lot on them in the newspapers during the first half of the 20th century. There seemed to be … Continue reading

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“Trolley Smashup at Spry”

The Spry trolley station was called the Chanceford station because it crossed the Chanceford turnpike there. January 3, 1906 newspaper headlines reported another serious trolley accident on the York Railways Line that ran from York through Spry, Dallastown, Red Lion … Continue reading

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York, Dallastown, Red Lion, Windsor and Bittersville Trolley Line

First trolley in Red Lion I’m a bit too young to remember the trolleys, but there are still a lot of people around in York County that do remember when it was easy to get around on the various York … Continue reading

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Trolley car wrecks common in York County

Early 1900s York Railways trolley I received an email with an image of a photo postcard of a trolley wreck in York Township between Spry and Dallastown in 1907. I started doing some research on it and was surprised at … Continue reading

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1908 Hanover Trolley Line Comes Back to Life in 2008

York Railways #234 at Martin’s Substation on the Hanover Line in 1927 Sometimes history repeats itself in some really nifty ways. In February 1908 local newspapers were announcing that the York Railways Company’s new Hanover Interurban line was open through … Continue reading

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