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This article refers to the mass transit vehicle running on rails. Also see Trolleybus. For other uses see Trolley (disambiguation) In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Rail can mean: Rail tracks Rail transport For the group of birds called rails, see Rallidae For the Mayfair Games board games, see Crayon Rails For rail in electronics, see . ... An articulated trolleybus in Arnhem A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ... Trolley is: the term used in non-American English to refer to what Americans know as a cart, especially a shopping cart the term used in American English to refer to an electric streetcar that is elsewhere known as a tram (also known as light rail) the term also refers...

A Philadelphia PCC trolley car in 1965
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A Philadelphia PCC trolley car in 1965

A trolley or trolley car is an electric streetcar that draws power from a live suspended wire. Outside of the United States of America and Canada, a trolley is usually known as an electric tram. Download high resolution version (800x637, 69 KB)Philadelphia, PA PCC trolley car in the plaza in front of the entrance to the subway-surface system in 1965  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (800x637, 69 KB)Philadelphia, PA PCC trolley car in the plaza in front of the entrance to the subway-surface system in 1965  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Tram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


The term "trolley" derives from the trolley pole that collects live power from an overhead wire or cable, sometimes simply strung, sometimes as catenary. The trolley pole in turn derived its name from the "trolley wheel" that was formerly the chief means of contact between car and wire as the wheel "trolled" behind the moving car. Trolley poles are usually tapered cylindrical poles of wood or metal, used to transfer electricity from a live overhead wire to the control and propulsion equipment of a trolley car, tram or trolley bus. ... An electric multiple unit pulling into Tile Hill station; Coventry, England. ... A cable is two or more wires bound together which may be bare or covered or insulated. ... Catenary is a system of overhead wires used to supply electrical power to a locomotive, streetcar, or light rail vehicle. ...


Modern trolleys often do not use a trolley wheel (using a metal shoe with a carbon insert instead) or even a trolley pole, a pantograph being the preferred means of contact. Other streetcars are sometimes called trolleys, even though this may be technically incorrect, as for a cable car or a conduit car that drew power from an underground third rail. Trolleys and trolley lines are also often described as light rail, especially if the line has significant off-street running. Pantographs on trams in Prague. ... A conduit car was an electric streetcar (tram) that drew power from an underground third rail, rather than from overhead wire, a wayside energized rail, or an on-board battery. ... Third rail at the West Falls Church Metro stop in the Washington, D.C. area, electrified to 750 volts. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


Tourist buses made to look like a streetcar are also sometimes called trolleys; see tourist trolley. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... TheBus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... A Tourist trolley, also called a road trolley, is a bus (usually diesel fueled) made to resemble an old-style streetcar. ...


Electric buses, which still overwhelmingly use twin trolley poles (one for live current, one for return) are also called trolleys, trolleybuses, or trackless trolleys. The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... An articulated trolleybus in Arnhem A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


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Trolley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
The trolley pole in turn derived its name from the "trolley wheel" that was formerly the chief means of contact between car and wire as the wheel "trolled" behind the moving car.
Modern trolleys often do not use a trolley wheel (using a metal shoe with a carbon insert instead) or even a trolley pole, a pantograph being the preferred means of contact.
Trolleys and trolley lines are also often described as light rail, especially if the line has significant off-street running.
Trolley Books - Publishers of photography and contemporary art books (648 words)
On 17 June, the 40th anniversary of the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) was celebrated with Trolley's publication of Tom Stoddart's iWITNESS, and the first major outdoor exhibition of photojournalism at the More London Norman Foster development on London's South Bank.
Trolley is proud to announce the publication of three limited editions books by magnum photographers.
Four of Trolley's authors, Thomas Dworzak, author of Taliban, Alex Majoli, author of Leros, Paolo Pellegrin, author of Kosovo, and Ilkka Uimonen, author of Cycles, will all be showing new work at joint exhibition - Off Broadway, in New York until May 30.
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