Capitol Transit, Washington, DC

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 8:40 AM

Did not have chance to look at these earlier.  Great photos.   Thanks!

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:22 AM

A 1948 downtown New York Avenue photo not posted earlier:

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Posted by Jones1945 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:22 AM

daveklepper

A 1948 downtown New York Avenue photo not posted earlier:

 

Besides the amazing trolley, I think there is a Buick 2DR Sedanette, a Buick Coupe, a Ford Business Coupe (?) and a DeSoto Custom Suburban taxi in the pic. 

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Posted by WILLIAM O CRAIG on Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:12 PM

That last photo is on 14th Street, not New York Ave.  I watched a fire at that Hanover shoe store one day.

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 22, 2019 2:15 AM

Two more discovered Capitol Transit photos from my teen-age past, first at Kenilworth Junction, where the Seat Pleanant double-track and Kenilworth single-track branches join to form the Benning - Roslyln line.  No idea why the lightweight double-end car appears headed in the reverse direction toward Seat Plsasant on the Roslyn-bound track.  Don't remembere riding any fantrips, just always regular service.  Any ideas?   And where is the junction of the second photo located?

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:28 AM

Possibly, I was confused when discovering, fixing, and posting theses two photographs.  Could the top photo be of the loop at Roslyn, with the two tracks to the left layover storage tracks, and the lower photo that of Kenilworth Junction?

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:25 PM

Now that I discovered and did my best to fix this photo, it is obvious the one above the previous one and this one are not at Rosylin but at Seat Pleasant.  The two layup tracks are what remains of the WB&A line from Washington to Annapolis Junctionl.  Note the continuation of the RoW beyond the end of the layup tracks.

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 7, 2019 3:07 PM

Can someone identify the location and the specific church in this photo?

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:19 PM

Richard Allman tells me a similar photo by Ed Miller identifies the church as the New York Avenue Prewbytereian Church, so the location is on NY Av.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:55 PM
Posted by daveklepper on Monday, October 07, 2019 3:07 PM

Can someone identify the location and the specific church in this photo?

Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, October 09, 2019 1:19 PM

Richard Allman tells me a similar photo by Ed Miller identifies the church as the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, so the location is on NY Av.

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:48 PM

Wow!  Thanks!

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:30 PM

Thank Mike .. courtesy of Mike!

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, October 11, 2019 8:14 AM

Also I believe a New York Avenue location, at the crossover that was once used by WB&A inerurbans.

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Posted by WILLIAM O CRAIG on Friday, October 11, 2019 10:47 PM
That definitely is New York Avenue, with the Washington Building on the left where I used to work and the Treasury Building beyond.
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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:47 PM

From Richard Allman:

Per John Merriken’s book Every Hour on the Hour about WB&A, the terminal was at New York Avenue and 12th Street. The cars came west on New York Avenue, turned south on 12th Street, turned left onto a 3-track terminal around H Street, then north onto 11th Street and then eastbound on New York Avenue. Did they at some point simply reverse and cross over on New York Avenue? Merriken’s book is sketchy about it. There are couple photos of cars turning back at the Treasury at New York Avenue and 15th Street, several blocks in from the terminal.

Isn't that the location of the above photo?  --Dave

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Posted by U-3-b on Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:17 PM

Dave,

I am pretty sure that is the US Treasury Building in the back and that would make it 15th and New York Ave.

Steve

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, October 12, 2019 6:49 PM

Richard Allman agrees:

I see the Treasury Building in the left background so I suspect it is New York Avenue @ 15th Street where the WB&A cars turned back. I think in the right background the White House is visible.
 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:05 AM

A few minutes after the previous picture was snapped, the ex-Preovidence lightweight ran throught the crossover to return to the Benning crossover beyond the change to trolley-wire operation:

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Posted by Miningman on Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:10 PM

From Mike:

Dave's streetcar shows an ad for Aida, scheduled for Aug. 4, 1948 at the Water Gate on the Potomac River near the Lincoln Memorial.

 
 
 
 
 
Geez... .90 cents for the cheap seats, easier to sneak out for a smoke or biological break... Vince
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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:38 AM

With blind-side doors, 701 obviously was once a double-end car.  I suspect this view is on 14th Street.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:57 AM

Yes, it was raining.

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Posted by rcdrye on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:27 PM

Before the WB&A terminal between 11th and 12th was opened (1921), WB&A cars changed ends in the street at the crossover at New York and 15th.  The WRy&E was financially involved in the WB&A terminal as it greatly reduced congestion on New York Avenue.

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:39 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:40 AM

Another rainy-day picture.  Also 701 was single-ended, previous photo, 731 remained double-end:

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:26 PM

And here is another at the Junction of the lines to Kennelworth and Seat Pleasant

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