Tom's North American Trolley Bus Pictures
Hoosier Traction Meet
New Stuff (Jan 14)
New Stuff (Feb 15)
Harry Porter, former editor of Trolley Coach News, has authored a new series of publications,
Trackless Trolley Gazette, which covers the early history of the
trolleybus in North America.
Map is clickable -- click circle corresponding to city you want
Any comments? Let me know at:
A big thanks to Stephen Scalzo, who has sent me several thousand pix from his collection.
For those who can't see the map ...
Trolleybuses.net is a non-profit (that is, this site doesn't generate income) entity dedicated to educating
all who have an interest on the history of trolleybuses in North America (Canada, Mexico and the US). Where photographer and/or current image owner are known,
the info is included with the picture.
Whether you refer to it as a trolleybus, a trolley bus, a trolleycoach, a trolley coach, a trackless trolley,
an electric bus, or an electric trolley bus ( ETB ) they ran in quite a few North American cities. By the end of the 20th Century, only 9 cities in North America
still operated them: Boston, Philadelphia, Dayton, Seattle, San Francisco, Edmonton, Vancouver, Mexico City and Guadalajara. Two museums, the Illinois Railway Museum
and the Seashore Trolley Museum, also display and operate trolleybuses.
Major North American trolleybus manufacturers were AM General, Brill (American Car ACF and
Canadian Car CCF), Electric Transit Industries (ETI), Flyer, Kenworth, Marmon Herrington, Neoplan, Pullman Standard, St Louis Car Company and Twin Coach (Fageol).
Mitsubishi and Toshiba built trolleybuses for Mexico City. New Flyer is building (late 2006) new Vancouver and Philadelphia trolleybuses.
If you have trolleybus pictures or stories of trolleybuses and trolleycoaches, please drop me a line!