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Craig Allen

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1900 London trolley ride
« on: December 02, 2018, 11:29:48 PM »
Interesting clip riding on a London trolley with some bicycle riding about the year 1900.
https://youtu.be/UxrTfLn_Nv8

John Skocdopole

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Re: 1900 London trolley ride
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 05:55:40 AM »
Very cool!  I like the kids playing chicken where the tracks split.  :o
“A ‘devil strip’ is railroad slang for the strip of land between two sets of railroad tracks.

Ride the High Country

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 06:23:18 AM »
That’s superb! Thank you. The cycle ahead of the trolley, starting at about 3:08, appears to be fitted with a coaster brake hub.

I also noted the boy walking his cycle at 3:36. Perhaps he’d had a puncture?

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Re: 1900 London trolley ride
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 08:27:15 PM »
DFrom that YouTube video, I found this one in late-1890s in NYC. Automobile and bicycle and motorcycle 'parade' starts about 5:20.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr7kRYO29n4

Interesting in these videos to see what cities were like when our bicycles were being ridden around. Lots of horse pollution, pedestrians walking every which way across the streets, etc.