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    [media]http://www.youtube.c...h?v=NINOxRxze9k[/media]

    I thought the film was reversed, because of all the right handed steering wheeled cars, but after seeing all the billboard signs, that must have been the way they were made that long ago.

    When did we change?

    Also, look at the size of the hats all them women are wearing.

    Wonder if they had to do some serious neck muscle workouts to be able to carry the weight of them.

    One more thing...Right of way must have been "Who ever got it first".
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    Take note of the trolley which passes in front of the camera at 2:47 it appears to not be on tracks
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdwells View Post
    Take note of the trolley which passes in front of the camera at 2:47 it appears to not be on tracks
    I noticed that too and ran the video a few times to see that there are track there.

    They are very faint, but they are there.

    They cut right through the cable track.

    From what I could find out about the video, it was shot the year before that street, "Market Street" was destroyed the next year in the big San Francisco earthquake.
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    That is not a trolley pulled by cable, but a electric one, and you can see the brace at the rear that contacts the overhead wires.

    What appears to be faint tracks, I think are just were marks in the surface of road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    That is not a trolley pulled by cable, but a electric one, and you can see the brace at the rear that contacts the overhead wires.

    What appears to be faint tracks, I think are just were marks in the surface of road.
    I think that you will find there is only a single trolley pole at each end of the tram. This means that rails are required on the road to complete the electric circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    One more thing...Right of way must have been "Who ever got it first".
    It looks like everyone is texting...

    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    I thought the film was reversed, because of all the right handed steering wheeled cars, but after seeing all the billboard signs, that must have been the way they were made that long ago.
    BTW: In Sweden, cars have been LHD since very early and we drove on the left side until 1967.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    It looks like everyone is texting...


    BTW: In Sweden, cars have been LHD since very early and we drove on the left side until 1967.
    I'm glad the Swedes finally got it right this time! (pun intended )
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking33 View Post
    I'm glad the Swedes finally got it right this time! (pun intended )
    We did "drive" on the right (hand side) during the years 1718-1734; guess they thought it wasn't that fun, better wait till cars have been invented.

    However, our trains run on the left side, but not always on time; that's a bit more interesting since we are the only country in Scandinavia doing so. Sharing a bridge with Denmark, and they run their trains on the right side ... (but it appears that some use different sides even within the same country).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    ...Right of way must have been "Who ever got it first".
    Thanks for the great video.
    100 years ago things were SO relaxed.
    I can't imagine a bunch of people calmly standing in the middle of the road waiting for a streetcar today, traffic swirling all around them.
    (In Toronto we have islands where people can wait)

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