THE GS TRAM SITE

WASHINGTON

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES

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1946




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Washington tram map - 1946


ROUTES

Operator: Capital Transit Company (ancestor of DC Transit, one of the constituent companies of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA))

STREETCAR ROUTES

10 Rosslyn, VA - M St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - The White House - New York Ave. - Mt. Vernon Sq. - H St. - Benning Rd. - Kenilworth
12 New York Ave. & 15th St. - New York Ave. - Mt. Vernon Sq. - H St. - Benning Rd. - Seat Pleasant
20 Glen Echo - Georgetown - M St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - The White House - Pennsylvania Ave. - Union Sq. - C St. - Union Station
30 Friendship Heights - Wisconsin Ave. - M St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - The White House - Pennsylvania Ave. - 7th St. - Constitution Ave. - Pennsylvania Ave. - Pennsylvania Ave. Bridge
40 Mount Pleasant - Columbia Rd. - Connecticut Ave. - H St. - F St. - C St. - The Capitol - East Capitol St. - Lincoln Park
42 Mount Pleasant - Columbia Rd. - Connecticut Ave. - H St. - F St. - G St. - Union Station - Massachusetts Ave. - D St. [back: C st.] - 13th St.
50 Decatur St. - 14th St. - Bureau of Engraving
52 14th St. & Colorado Ave. - 14th St. - U St. - 11th St. - 9th St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - 6th St.
54 14th St. & Colorado Ave. - 14th St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - Union Sq. - Constitution Ave. - Pennsylvania Ave. - 8th St. - Navy Yard
60 11th St. & Monroe Rd. - 14th St. - U St. - 11th St. - 9th St. - Pennsylvania Ave. - 6th St.
70 Georgia & Alaska - Georgia Ave. - 7th St. - Constitution Ave. - SW Mall
72 Tacoma - Georgia Ave. - 7th St. - 7th St. Wharves
74 Soldiers' Home Park - Upshur St. - Georgia Ave. - 7th St. - 7th St. Wharves
80 Potomac Park - 18th St. [back: 19th St.] - The White House - G St. - North Capitol St. - Michigan Ave. - Brookland
82 Potomac Park - 18th St. [back: 19th St.] - The White House - G St. - 5th St. - New York Ave. - Eckington - Rhode Island Ave. - Branchville, MD
90 National Zoological Park - Calvert St. - 16th St. - U St. - Florida Ave. - New Jersey Ave. - Union Station - The Capitol - Pennsylvania Ave. - Pennsylvania Ave. Bridge
92 National Zoological Park - Calvert St. - 16th St. - U St. - Florida Ave. - 8th St. - Navy Yard

There were also a large number of rush-hour routes, which are not shown.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: ? km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars (traditional): (horse-powered) 29 July 1862 - ?; (electric) 17 Oct. 1888 - 28 Jan. 1962.
  • Streetcars (second generation): 27 Jan. 2016 - today.
  • Metro: 27 March 1976 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1435 mm.
  • Metro: 1429 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Broehm, J. "Washington DC - Streetcars are coming back", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2010 (73: 869), p.172-173.
  • Simons, V. "DC streetcar developments", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2017 (80: 949), p.12-17.
  • Washington (news item), The Modern Tramway, May 1959 (22:57), p.110.

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