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Most of North Carolina's larger cities, such as Raleigh, Burlington, Charlotte, Concord, New Bern, and Wilmington, among others, had trolley car services for public transportation. Many municipalities started with horse drawn cars, and upgraded to electric powered conveyances as the services became available, as was the case with Asheville, which, by 1889, had the first electrified street railway system south of Richmond. The last of the street cars to operate in North Carolina, Gastonia city car Number 2 of the Piedmont and Northern, made its final trip in 1948, before being placed on permanent exhibit in a Gastonia park.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 3, July 1969, p8-10, il
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Streetcars were an important part of North Carolina towns during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Originally, mules and horses pulled these cars, but in 1889, Asheville opened the first electric streetcar system in the state. Charlotte and Raleigh followed, and the streetcar allowed such cities to expand and establish suburban neighborhoods. By the 1930s, automobiles and buses replaced the streetcar, but today the system has been revived in the form of Charlotte's CityLYNX Gold Line, which runs three replica trolleys on a 1.5-mile track.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 5, October 2015, p43-44, 46, 48, il Periodical Website