Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rock Bottom

Image Number Neg 79.531.PP8, Hughes Studio Photograph Collection,

Courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division, Maryland Historical Society

But the number streetcar riders continued to decline in the decade. When unemployment increased during the Depression, this further decreased their passengers and United went into bankruptcy in 1933. Despite making changes that Baltimore residents responded to, streetcars were not able to regain their success before the popularity of other forms of transportation.

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