Category Archives: trolleys

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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