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  • About this photo (27 April)
    • John C.
      Posted Apr 27, 2012 5:29 PM

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      Here's a nice shot of the conveyance that spelled the demise of the Newark streetcar -- the trackless trolley perfected by Public Service engineers and introduced in the mid '30s. Using overhead wires, a TT could follow established streetcar routes or, with its poles secured, could continue under gasoline or diesel power. In this photo both modes are evident. By the '50s, the TTs -- and all electric transportation in Newark except the 7 City Subway -- were a thing of the past. This view shows the intersection of Broad and Market streets, looking east down Market. You can just see the Newark Paramount in the upper right corner.
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