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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Albuquerque Electric Streetcar System

 
 
Albuquerque Electric Streetcar System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Albuquerque Electric Streetcar System Marker
Inscription. An electric streetcar system in Albuquerque was constructed in 1904 to replace the horse-drawn trolleys. Two streetcar companies were established, one for the downtown Albuquerque and Old Town Plaza areas (the Albuquerque Traction Company) and another for the Huning Highlands-University area (the Highland). By 1908 six miles of track linked downtown Albuquerque to Old Town Plaza, with lines running north to the Lumber Mill, east to the Huning Highlands and the University, and south to Los Barelas. The streetcar shown in this 1918 photograph was operated by female conductors known as "motorettes". In 1929 the electric streetcar system was abandoned and replaced by buses.
Photograph courtesy of Albuquerque City Museum
 
Location. 35° 5.006′ N, 106° 38.879′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is on 1st Street SW north of Gold Avenue SW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is just to the right of the entrance to the Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 1st Street SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hotel Alvarado (a few steps from this marker); Harvey Girls / Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, 1869 - 1958
Albuquerque Electric Streetcar System Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Albuquerque Electric Streetcar System Marker
Marker is just to the right of the entrance to the Albuquerque Alvarado Transportation Center.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail (approx. 0.7 miles away); La Doctora María Dolores Gonzáles (approx. 0.8 miles away); Graciela Olivárez (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dominguez y Escalante Expedition (approx. 1.4 miles away); Founding Women of Albuquerque (approx. 1.4 miles away); Casa de Armijo (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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