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This 8-page booklet titled "The Fabulous Past and Present Memphis Story" was published around 1955 by the Memphis Street Railway Company to accompany its guided bus tours of Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Street Railway Company was a privately owned operator of streetcars (trams) and trolleybuses in Memphis, Tennessee on roughly 160 route miles of overhead electrified cable and rails between 1895 and 1960. Streetcars remained in use until 1947 when electric trolleybuses were phased in fully. Trolleybuses were discontinued in use for diesel buses by 1960. In 1961, The City of Memphis Transit Authority, the agency that would become the Memphis Area Transit Authority in 1975, took over and became publicly owned.
"Memphis Street Railway Company Guided Scenic Tour, circa 1955" (2021). Other documents. 15.