Title: Opening day of the Chattanooga Electric Railway routes to Lookout Mountain and the Incline No. 2, April 1890, C. E. James

Catalog Number: 2017.058.0001

Date (Years): 1890


Broad Street parade on the opening day of the Chattanooga Electric Railway, celebrating new routes to Lookout Mountain and the Incline No. 2, April 1890. C. E. James is seen in the lead electric streetcar wearing his trademark bowler hat and holding an umbrella.

Car #28

Backstamped Schemedling, 828 Market Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. on the verso.


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2 thoughts on “Opening day of the Chattanooga Electric Railway routes to Lookout Mountain and the Incline No. 2, April 1890, C. E. James

  1. Hello Again!

    Thought you might like to know that this Car #28 was built locally by the Chattanooga Electric Railroad in its own shops at 3rd & Market Street. The company took two old horsecars and spliced them together, then they added the appropriate electric motors, trolley poles and other electrical apparatus to make it functional. They did this with several other cars.

    Best Regards!

    David H. Steinberg

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