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Back in your great-grandfather's day, streetcars cranked their way around Greater Washington with fairly predictable regularity. In the early 20th century, family weekends might include "riding the lines" out to amusement parks in Glen Echo, Bethesda or far Northeast, lines locals used daily to get to work, school or shopping.
The National Capital Trolley Museum has 14 vintage streetcars in its collection, including some from as far away as Belgium. Six of the streetcars were in operation on D.C. streets.
When Jim Hogan was a kid, it cost 25 cents to ride the streetcars in Washington. A buck would get him five tokens, and with transfers, he would ride the entire system.