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Heritage and Vintage Trolley Definitions

Click on any of the following links to see definitions of these common terms common to the world of urban rail transit systems in general and heritage/vintage trolleys more specifically:

Transportation Modes

Heritage or Vintage Trolley

Light Rail

Heavy Rail

Commuter Rail

Streetcar Circulator

Trackless Trolley / Electric Trolley Bus


Technical Terms


Track Gauge

Single Track / Double Track and Left Hand / Right Hand Operation

Overhead Wire / Catenary

Single End / Double End

Single Sided / Double Sided

One Man/Two Man

Roof Structures