The last quarter of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century were the heydays of the streetcar or trolley cars. All the big cities and towns had this modern means of transportation. It was natural that such good things would spread to the villages and hamlets of the Cumberland Valley.
Since the railroads had been so successful in providing transportation between towns, it was only logical that rail transportation should extend to the city streets. Thus, the streetcar was born.