- Rich,Yes, I do not remember having heard about the endeavor, but since the afternoon paper folded years ago, I have been pissed at Gannett and do not read their morning paper as much. Plus, I don't get home from work early enough to catch local tv news often.I thought that a streetcar with overhead power source was both a streetcar as well as a trolley. If I ever get to NO, I have to ride the streetcars!I have not been to the Trolley Museum in Kennebunk ME. Does it have much operating equipment? Do you know if they have a website?----- Original Message -----From: Richard FinnSent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 10:38 AMSubject: Re: [FJGRailroad]Lee,
Thanks for the information. Looks like a very interesting enterprise.
I have a question. What is the difference between a trolley and a streetcar? Is there a technical or mechanical difference, or is it just colloquial terminology?
When I was in New Orleans last year and asked one of NOPD's finest where the nearest trolley stop was, he was quite upset that I referred to his "streetcar" as a "trolley". But he did accept the fact that in Boston we refer to a tracked vehicle with an overhead power source a trolley.
Have you been to the Trolley Museum in Kennebunk ME? There is an old woody MTA trolley there we did get to ride on our last visit. We may have ridden on it 45 years ago also.
My apologies to any FJ&G buffs who aren't interested in streetcars/trolleys.