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Streetcars in Georgia cities?

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Just curious. What cities, besides Atlanta, had networks of streetcars running at the early part of the 20th century?

If this state ever got to the point where it was running intercity rail lines, could streetcars in other cities be revived too?

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Columbus did at one point. There have been talks of creating a new line that would go from DT Columbus to Columbus State University.

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Believe it or not Rome had a trolley that went from south broad street all the way up downtown rome and stopped at a place known as five points in Rome, where North Rome begins.

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I thought that there was still a trolley of some sort that used the tracks on River St in Savannah?

I don't think so (SavannahGA could fill you in, though). There are some tour buses that look like trolleys, though.

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A few months ago I read an article on the internet which said Savannah was considering bringing back parts of its old streetcar lines, like New Orleans and some other cities around the country have been doing. Did anyting ever come of this?

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I thought that there was still a trolley of some sort that used the tracks on River St in Savannah?

No there aren't any streetcars in Savannah but there are several differeny trolley tour companies that are basically buses that resemble a trolley.

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Yeah, the trolley busses are are different thing entirely. I'll hold my comments on that subject,

I'd say that most sizable cities in GA had streetcars. This is true for most sizable cities in SC. Of cities that haven't been mentioned so far- Columbus, Macon, maybe Albany and Valdosta too likely had them.

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There was a short freight train that used the River Street Line up until about a year or so ago. It was called the River Street Rambler and it continued down President street to a paint pigment plant. There are no active passenger rail lines in Savannah other than Amtrak.

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There was a short freight train that used the River Street Line up until about a year or so ago. It was called the River Street Rambler and it continued down President street to a paint pigment plant. There are no active passenger rail lines in Savannah other than Amtrak.

The River Street Rambler made its last run in 1999

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The River Street Rambler made its last run in 1999

... it seems like I saw the River Street Rambler while visiting Savannah not that long ago ... time flies and seems to get faster as I get older.

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