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The Lake Line Trolley

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Editor's Note: The following material is adapted from Chapter 7 of Harold E. Cox's Wyoming Valley Trolleys: Street Railways of Wilkes-Barre, Nanticoke and Pittston, Pennsylvania (Forty-Fort, PA 1988).  Copyright © Harold E. Cox 1988.  Used By Permission.  The Preface and Afterword, plus material in brackets throughout the text, has been added to enhance the article. – F. Charles Petrillo, February 2002.


The earliest “trolley line” in the Wyoming Valley was built in  1866 to connect Public Square in Wilkes-Barre with Kingston.  It was a trolley-car on rails pulled by a horse, as were other early trolley lines.  The earliest electric powered street railway was operational in 1888 in Wilkes-Barre.  As other early electric lines were developed in the Valley a consolidation of capital investment and the various local lines occurred in 1891 with the creation of the Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Valley Traction Company (W-B&WVT). - F. Charles Petrillo


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