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The Gettysburg Electric Trolley tour is a series by Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr. The trolley existed from 1893 to 1916. The purpose of this series is to follow the trolley around the field, show photographs of what the area looked like at the time the trolley was operating, and show the remaining traces of the trolley today.

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Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: The Gettysburg Electric Trolley Part 1

Jan 23, 2009
Today we are beginning a series on the Gettysburg Electric Trolley, which existed from 1893 to 1916. Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr will take us on a tour of the trolley area. The purpose is to follow the trolley around the field, show photographs of what the area looked like at the time the trolley was operating, and show the remaining traces of the trolley.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg Electric Trolley Part 2

Jan 26, 2009
We are continuing our series on the Gettysburg Electric Trolley, which existed from 1893 to 1916. In our first trolley post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr took us from the Electric Power Station in the town of Gettysburg, over Cemetery Hill to Evergreen Cemetery. Today we will take the trolley out of Evergreen Cemetery, around the area of the “old” National Park Service Visitor Center, and show its proposed route at the Angle on Cemetery Ridge.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg Electric Trolley Part 3

Jan 29, 2009
We are continuing our series on the Gettysburg Electric Trolley, which existed from 1893 to 1916. In our first trolley post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr took us from the Electric Power Station in the town of Gettysburg, over Cemetery Hill to Evergreen Cemetery. In our second post, Rich took the trolley out of Evergreen Cemetery, around the area of the “old” National Park Service Visitor Center, and showed how it was not allowed to continue along its proposed route on Cemetery Ridge. Today’s post shows that because the trolley couldn’t travel on Cemetery Ridge, the “outbound” route needed to go to the Emmitsburg Road, where there were some other options.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg’s Electric Trolley Part 4

Feb 2, 2009
Today’s post takes the trolley south along the Emmitsburg Road to where it turns on the Wheatfield Road at the Peach Orchard.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg Electric Trolley Part 5

Feb 6, 2009
Today’s trolley post takes the trolley into the Wheatfield area.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg’s Electric Trolley Part 6

Apr 13, 2009
Today’s trolley post covers “the big fill” near Plum Run, and the worst trolley accident.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg’s Electric Trolley Part 7

Apr 22, 2009
Today’s post covers the Devil’s Den area and an automobile-trolley accident.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg’s Electric Trolley Part 8

May 7, 2009
In today’s post the trolley comes across Plum Run Valley (Valley of Death) and climbs the north slope of Little Round Top.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr: Gettysburg’s Electric Trolley Part 9

May 8, 2009
In today’s post, we conclude our trolley posts by showing the two different locations that the line ended on the north slope of Little Round Top.