Clarkston Georgia Street Car Story
The car above has a gasoline engine. Dennis' was electric.
Dennis lived near the trolley tracks and rode in the '50s and tells this story.
I remember old street cars very well: I rode them many times.
The front and back were identical. When the car got to the end of the line, the conductor, (operator) walked to the other end and started back in the opposite direction.
The line ran on the Ponce de Leon Ave. side up to Melwood Cemetery, then crossed under Ponce and the Georgia Railroad and went down the south side of the railroad to Avondale, from Avondale on DeKalb Ave. and then turned and went down Edgewood.
My mother and I would catch the Street Car in front of our house. If the conductor saw someone waiting, he would stop.
In Clarkston it ran on the south side on the railroad right-of-way next to the tracks.
The trolley connected Stone Mountain Georgia with Decatur Georgia. High School kids would walk the tracks if out of money. Most of the land is now a bike and running beltway.
Dennis Brock This is his story but my article.