Memphis trolleys, art that moves you

Memphis has a trolley system.  Main street has been closed to auto traffic; the only things moving are the trolleys and the horse drawn carriages for tourists and lovers.

The trolley cars aren’t some modern new models, or electric buses.  They are ancient models, some made nearly 90 years ago, still ferrying passengers up and down the length of the city.  They have been collected from all over–I rode in one that was originally put into service in Melbourne, Australia in 1923.

They are well maintained, and still beautiful. It’s no secret that the workmanship of years ago is often considered artistry today, and there was no way I could resist taking my camera and capturing the details of the cars.  Click on the first photo to see a better presentation of them all.  I hope you enjoy this gallery as much as I enjoyed making it.

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